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Choosing a new position necessarily implies choosing a corporate culture

3 October 2022

The right environment will provide you with a fulfilling and enjoyable work experience.

Here are some tips to help you find the right workplace for you:

  • Determine your preferences:
  • Do I need a relaxed and fun environment?
  • Is teamwork essential to my motivation?
  • Do I need a lot of autonomy and freedom?
  • Do I need constant challenges?
  • Do your research on the company you want to work for by starting with their website:
  • Read the company’s value statement to see if it aligns with your own.
  • Take a look at the benefits and flexibility it offers.
  • Make sure you have reviewed all the information that might give you indicators relevant to your interest.
  • Evaluate its reputation: Scan the company’s social media to get a better picture of its engagement with customers and employees. Check out the messages and comments to get a sense of the company’s values and sense of humor. It’s also helpful to look at employee reviews on sites like Salary.com and Glassdoor.com, Google Map, etc.
  • Observe the work environment: Whether you’re conducting your job interview in person or remotely, be sure to take some mental pictures of what you see. Observing the environment can give you a good idea of the internal atmosphere (dress code, open or closed offices, etc.).
  • Ask questions: Once you’re sitting across from your potential employer and the discussion is winding down, it’s time to ask questions based on your priorities. Ask for concrete examples of the company culture and evaluate the feedback you get.
  • Synthesize it all: Once you’ve collected all your data, it’s time to sit down and analyze it all as a whole. Consider your wants and needs and match them with what the company has to offer. Above all, think about how you felt during your interview. Your instincts can be the best indicator of whether or not a company’s culture is right for you.

If after your interview you are still unsure of your impression, take the opportunity to share your impressions with your Kenova Recruitment Consultant. We will certainly be able to answer your questions and guide you further towards a good fit.

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