How to recognise if a company isn’t the right fit for you.

There is lots of advice for employers about what you can do to avoid hiring the wrong person. In this article, we want to focus on the job seeker and how to recognise if an organisation is right for them.

Below are 5 steps you should follow when searching for a new role.

1. Pay attention to the communication during the interview process

If you are looking for a job at a particular organisation, you can tell a lot about the efficiency & organisation of the business based on the communication during the interview process. If meetings and interviews are delayed and poorly communicated by the organisation, this could give an indication that the business is poorly run and therefore the company might not be the right one for you.

2. Do your homework

Research the company you are wanting to work for; take a look at their business social media accounts, including their employees on LinkedIn. What can you gain from this? This can give you an insight into the type of organisation you are applying for.

Top Tip: Research the company office on google maps. This will show you what style of office they work in, modern or traditional, a factor that could contribute to your decision. In another blog, we identified that we spend an average of 82,000 hours at work in a lifetime. No matter how many companies you work for in your career, you want to make sure you are in an environment that you are comfortable with!

3. Be clever and ask the right questions in your interview

One of the most commonly asked interview questions is: do you have any questions to ask? Take this as an opportunity to ask more about the role and then compare it to your ideal scenario. Does the role sound like something you want to go for or is it something that isn’t quite right? Make sure you leave the interview satisfied. You could also ask why this role has come up and had a look at how long previous employees have worked on the organisation by looking at their LinkedIn Profiles.

4. Follow your instinct

We have this great ability as humans to know when something isn’t quite right. Whether you’re developing a fever or on the verge of an injury we usually know that something is up. The same applies in the interview process. If you think the process has been odd and the role doesn’t seem right, then your instinct is something you should listen to. Don’t commit if you’re not 100% happy.

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