Monthly Archives: March 2015

Vica Versa

Finding a new job is always hard, finding a good one is even harder. Of course there are lots of good sources available online, especially on LinkedIn, e.g. how to behave in a job interview, how to use social media or how to advertise yourself on the job market. They can be very useful, but please don’t forget who you are in the meantime.

On the other hand most of the companies – we are talking about the management and the decision makers – tend to forget that during an interview they are being judged as well. It can be important to pay attention how they communicate, use body language, tone of voice or facial expressions. If they look very tired, uninterested, even bored or simply bossy or somebody who is just miming empathy that paints a very unappealing picture of the company. And yes, who wants to work with such people?

I spent some time until finally the right company popped up, in fact three of them simultaneously. But it took me some time to figure out what are the values I’m looking for, such as open communication, building and maintaining trust, mutual respect towards everybody and listening. It’s also important to make sure you show your gratitude towards that employee who trusted you by sharing her/his thoughts.

My tip is to jot down all your values and expectations before you attend to a job interview – after all you will know what is important and makes the “employers’ screening” easier.