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When you go for a job
Research what the business does
This can sound kind of random, because shouldn’t it be so obvious? But other than the role that you are applying for, it is a good idea to know the real ins and outs of the company. The role that you are applying for will be a cog in the wheel, but seeing the whole wheel will help you to understand the company as a whole. A lot of this can be found online, particularly on the company’s website. Take some time to look into it so that you don’t end up looking confused and clueless at the
Company mission statement
A mission statement from a company is basically a statement that shows the reasons behind what the business does and why they do it. It can be about the values that they hold as a business and can help you to learn about what it would be like to work somewhere like that. Being able to talk about parts of the mission statement at the
It can be hard to know about the culture of a company without going to the office and speaking to a range of employees. However, you can get an idea of the culture at the company by doing some research. Seeing what the public says about the company helps, as well as seeing how the company wants to be perceived by the public. Google, for example, is known for being a relaxed and chilled out office, with nap pods, slides, games rooms, and free food. So you can get an idea about what they expect. Does the company have quite a strict and professional appearance, or are they a company that is casual and calm? Checking the social media sites of the company can make a difference and give you an idea of how they want to be perceived.
When you understand the company culture you can show how you would fit into the company, as it aligns with how you feel.