What does corporate culture mean to you? Is it showing up to work on time, maintaining ethical standards, or maybe just smiling at a coworker. Well there are many definitions professionals will give you. However, they are often boring and hard to follow. I’m going to break it down for you in a way that is easier to remember. The company you work at should be a reflection of the kind of person you are. For example, if you are a marketing executive trying to sell cigarettes, but you are heavily against smoking you won’t be successful. What you need to do is find your dream job instead!
What's your Moral Values?
You need to pick a company that reflects your moral values. I know... I know money is important, but it’s not everything. You will make more money in the long run if you work at a job you love. Working at a job you love does not provide more opportunity, but you will stay at the job longer. In turn, greater chances for promotion.
It is always a good idea to check the company’s vision statement to see if their morals align with yours. If you don’t know what a vision statement is this link explains it really well: Click here! A vision statement, normally found on the company’s social media/ website, can explain the work environment you will be entering. It showcases work culture, what the company plans to achieve, and the type of person they are looking to hire. This helps you decide what job may be a good fit for you and whether it’s a good idea to apply to job opportunities at their company.
What's your Personality Type?
It’s also a good idea to know your personality type. If you are an introverted person you should not be applying for jobs that involve public speaking. In fact, many of these tests give you job suggestions based on your specific type after you take the test. The Briggs Myers test is always a great option. Here is a link if you are interested.
What makes Work Fun?
Finally, look for a fun and immersive job environment. You will actually want to go to work if you enjoy what you do. If you dread going to work every day, hate the people you work with, and hate the work that you are doing, you are guaranteed to FAIL! That’s why this seemingly boring research is so important, but will save you future hardship of job searching again once you realize you are in a dead end, boring job. For more information, visit our website here.