Logic Of The Day: 03.07.2019.
Company culture, the social climate of an organization, is a vital but elusive consideration to weigh when you’re interviewing for a job. Intuition alone seems an inadequate measure. How do you ask the right questions to tease out key cultural clues? How do you pick up on the right cues? How can you double check your intuition?
Knowing what you need from a professional culture anchors an informed candidacy. Leaders shape culture mindfully and purposefully.
Your approach to a cultural evaluation should be mindful too. After all, cultural fit isn’t a nice add-on; cultural fit is job fit.
It’s hard to split your concentration between being a savvy cultural evaluator and being a stellar interviewee.
Rather than having the distance that you need to truly observe the culture and reflect on its nuances, the interview can feel like a tour of culture guided by an interviewer who has a vested interest in shaping your perceptions.
Wouldn’t it be helpful if there was a better approach to cultural assessment, rather than just listening to your gut?
~ Eileen Hoenigman (What Aspects of Company Culture Matter Most for Your Next Job)
© Logic Consult
"The Career Growth Team"