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 3 Ways To Discover A Company’s Culture

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - by thegoodjobs

You’ve just applied for a job. It’s amazing on paper. The right salary, the right benefits, the right location. But how do you find what it’s really like to work there before you go in for the interview? You do a little research. Hopefully, the company is transparent about their culture. Because, like we always say – transparency is king when looking for the right candidate!

Here are 3 ways to find out whether the company’s culture aligns with your work and life style:

1. Look beyond the company’s social media accounts. What are their customers and employees saying about them on social media? Does it align with their public brand? This deeper dive into social media lends real, tangible results. Employees and customers are the true voice of a company – not their marketing department.

2. Talk to current or former employees about what it’s like to work for the company. Even simple questions like, “What was your favorite part of working there?” and “What was your least favorite part of working there?” do the trick.

3.  Research a company’s website and blog. Does it mention its corporate culture? Blog posts about fun employee outings and volunteer events shine a light on its culture.

Knowing before an interview can help you better prepare. It also gives you a chance to ask questions that could pertain to its culture – to give you even deeper insight into what goes on behind the company’s closed doors!

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