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The Right Company For Me
I have an interview at a company next week. My best friend works there and loves it, and says I’ll love working there too. I’m not so sure. I’ve researched online and come up with very little information. How can I make a good decision?
If your best friend thinks you’ll enjoy working there, that’s a good indication. Your friend knows you and the company, and presumably won’t steer you wrong.
Themuse.com has another suggestion, though. They recommend that you come up with some very specific terms that describe you, as you function in the workplace. Think work style, rather than skills. Do you prefer to work alone, or is teambuilding your favorite thing? Do you make decisions quickly, or prefer to ponder?
When you get to the interview stage, ask two questions:
“What characteristics do people have in common who are very successful in this company?”
“What characteristics do people have in common who fail here?”
Take those answers, and compare them to the list that describes you. It should make your choice fairly clear.