hey! When you’re sending in resumes and interviewing with potential employers, you know you’re in the hot seat. But you too should be evaluating everything you can about their business. After all, if you accept an offer of employment with a Tempe company, you’re likely going to be spending most of your waking hours there. As a result, it’s important to ensure it’s at a place that offers a positive environment and treats people well. To do so, look for a few key signs:
Positive comments online.
While you shouldn’t base a job search decision solely on what you read online, review sites and social media comments offers valuable insight that you might not otherwise have access to. This, in turn, can inform the questions you ask during an interview, so you get more detailed facts and information about a potential employer.
If you know someone who works at the company, ask them to give you the inside scoop on the good, the bad and the ugly. This will provide you with an accurate understanding of what daily life is like there. In addition, if you get an interview, see if you can tour the office. Take a look around and assess whether the atmosphere seems positive, energetic and engaging.
A commitment to personal development.
You don’t want to end up in a dead-end opportunity, but rather one with an employer who values your worth and invests in employee development. This shows a commitment to your personal success, as well as that of the company’s. So ask about mentoring, internal promotion, training programs and more to get a sense of the role continuous improvement plays.
Good questions during the interview.
It might feel like you’re in an interrogation. But when a hiring manager asks you a lot of questions about your experience, personality and the type of environment you work best in, it’s because they want to find the right-fit person for their team. That’s a good sign. They understand how important cultural fit is not only for the company bottom line, but for your job satisfaction and engagement, too.
Finding an opportunity that’s a match can be tricky. You need to identify the right role that’s in the best environment and not all are created equal. However, by assessing the areas above, you’ll be on your way to ensuring wherever you land, it’s somewhere that treats employees well.
Ready to find a job with a company that provides a positive environment?
Call the team at PrideStaff. As a leading Tempe employment firm, we have first-hand experience with many top local companies and can offer you insight into working with each one, so you choose the opportunity that’s a great fit for you. Contact us today to learn more or get started.