Todays NCW post comes from our very own Nicola Carrouche – an insightful and honest bit of advice for any job seeker!
I am sure everyone seeking a new career is getting tons of sound advice this week – so here are my thoughts – when you are seeking a new role the potential employer is as much on interview as you are!
We match candidates to clients through 3 C’s. Use the same process when choosing your next employer: Competency, Company and Culture.
A wise man told me you should never take a job that you can ‘easily do’ – because no matter our age or ambition, we all still enjoy learning. What support and training is the company going to offer you? Is it structured and well thought out and is their trainer motivating and engaging. Is the training relevant to you?
Does the company have a good reputation as an employer – check their reviews on Glassdoor to see what other employees think.
Finally – how were you treated before, during and after your interview? Were you warmly welcomed by everyone you met? Was the interviewer on time? If on TEAMS, were you supported to relax before the questions began? Did they talk to you about their values and do you share them – could you see those values in the people who interviewed you? Did they give you time to ask your questions and did that ‘care’ extend to when the interview had completed and they walked you to the door?
Did you leave that interview feeling inspired and excited – if the answer is no – the interviewer was ‘unfortunately unsuccessful’ and you will use your talents somewhere else! Being happy in your job is so incredibly important, so look for these things in any company you visit.
Tomorrow’s post will delve deeper into the 3 C’s – helping you to match yourself to your next role! ©️