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When looking for a new job you are just as interested, if not more so, in finding the right “fit” between your needs and the employer’s internal culture. However, it can be a difficult thing to ascertain in just a couple of interviews.
Research is an important part of the job search process, but even if you are able to contact several current or previous employees of the organization, it is still a difficult and time-consuming process. And the reality is that most job seekers don’t actually have these conversations because they are very, very difficult to arrange. This is where a good relationship with an experienced recruiter can be valuable.
When working with a recruiter, they should be able to give you in-depth information about the organization as well as the personalities and backgrounds of the key players at the company. They can assist you with such important items as:
- How the ‘interview’ personality of the hiring manager may or may not differ from the ‘work’ personality of the individual
- The work / life balance reputation of the organization or even the department (they do sometimes differ)
- The turnover history in the position and department
- How to best communicate with the interviewer, i.e. do they prefer concise answers or more of a thorough explanation
- Backgrounds and personality information on the other key players that you may not spend much time with during the interview process (other managers, coworkers, the boss’s boss, etc)
Working with a recruiter that has successful history in your marketplace can make a big difference in the value of the information they are able to provide you with pre-interview, which therefore helps you not only be more successful in the interview process, but also helps ensure you find the right long-term fit for your life needs as well.
I wish you the best in your search.
Mark Goldman CPA