We often hear about the importance of fit when companies are hiring. Firms want to hire people that will best fit with their culture and environment. But, do you the job seeker, ever stop and ask yourself what is the right fit for you? What firm culture and environment do you want to be a part of? What firm culture and environment do you think you will succeed best in?
When interviewing with prospective employers, what you’re looking for with regards to fit needs to be top of mind. Culture fit matters and you will most likely be happier and more successful if there’s a good match.
So, what are some things you can do to best asses your prospective new firm’s culture? You can:
Further, during your interview, you can ask questions such as:
The answers to this will help give you a better sense of what the firm values and how they treat their people.
When determining whether or not a firm is the right fit for you, it’s important that you gather as much information as you can. Don’t necessarily make your judgement based on what one person you knew several years back said in passing on the firm. Everyone is different. Things change. And you need to figure out what works best for you.
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Happy Job Hunting and Good Luck!