What is company culture?
Company culture is the personality of the company. It is what makes you excited to come to work every day. Can you believe that it is an often-overlooked part of the job search?
Determining potential career paths can be hard. Though salary is one of the top motivations for most of us, can you picture yourself working in a place that you dread?
Many job seekers are wanting a company culture that values employees at every level, where managers and team members alike work together to achieve their goals. They want a company that is flexible and can offer a work life balance that meets their individual needs.
We have all had that one job, right? The one that we do not care to look back on. Maybe you have already been exposed to a toxic workplace before and now know exactly what you DON’T want when it comes to company culture.
You will have your greatest opportunity to assess a company by seeing real-time interactions and sensing the general atmosphere and vibe. However, there are ways to uncover company’s culture beforehand.
Checking out a company’s website as well as any social media is a great place to start. You will need to dig deeper and uncover what differentiates one workplace from another by visiting websites like Glassdoor and LinkedIn.
You can get an idea of the company’s personality by how it showcases itself to the world. If they do not align with your values and beliefs, move on.
Armed with basic research, you will find it easier to create cover letters and resumes that demonstrate your understanding of the organization and what matters to employees. Check out our previous blog on cover letters.
Always follow your gut and trust your instincts when it comes to joining a new company. Find a place that is more than just a paycheck for people. You will achieve more, perform better, and be happier when you work for an organization that suits you.
Recruiter, Coastal Employment