Looking for a new job? Here’s how to tell if it’s a good fit

The pandemic has disrupted the workplace for many of us. Whether you were let go from your job or just given the perspective to look for a new position, here are 4 tips to finding a job that’s the right fit for you. 

  1. Look at the company’s values. The core values of any company will influence your day to day experience at work. They will also impact how you are treated as an employee and opportunities for growth. Ask your interviewer about the pillars and culture of the company and check out online reviews from actual employees. 
  2. Look at how your future manager communicates. Ask them about their managerial philosophies and compare your communication styles to see if the role will be a good fit. If you’re a highly collaborative worker but the manager focuses on one on one tasks, it might not be the job for you. 
  3. Think about how you might grow. According to Gallup, the number one reason people leave their jobs is career growth opportunities. This is more than just salary growth, it’s also growth in terms of role, responsibilities, and leadership. Some good questions to ask are: How does your company or team promote learning? Is there cross-training within the department or team? What measures do you have for employees to ensure that they are staying relevant within the role?
  4. Understand what agility means to the company. Organizations move at different speeds. If you’re someone who favors a high-paced environment which responds quickly to changes, a large and well established company may not be the right choice for you as they generally take longer to adjust to market changes and implement new strategies. 

Switching jobs is always a learning process, but evaluating whether a company and position is a good fit for you personally can help ensure the transition is worth your time and effort.

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