While looking for a job, it’s important to research a company’s values and cultures before you accept the job offer. Company culture can make or break your job experience, so discover what a company is really like and decide whether or not you’ll be a good fit. Pay attention to the company vision, values, norms, systems, symbols, language, assumptions, beliefs, and habits.
Here are some techniques for researching a company’s culture:
1.Show up early to the interview and observe how employees interact with each other. How do the employees act on the job? Are there common behaviors- good or bad?
2.During the interview, ask, “What would a company blog or newspaper article have to include?”
3.Become familiar with the company’s social media platforms to find out what’s important to the employees.
4.Ask the employees about the company’s culture.
5.Speak with customers, suppliers, partners, and so forth.
Besides a paycheck, ask yourself what you’re getting out of this exchange because company culture is every bit as important as a paycheck.