Interview for a Mutual Fit

Work relationships are called relationships for a reason: to thrive, there needs to be respect, compatibility, shared goals and values, and mutual excitement. The job hunt is a lot like dating, and when you accept an offer, you truly are starting a new relationship. But just like with friends and partners, the relationship can’t be one-sided.

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Just as an employer interviews candidates to determine whether they’re a good fit for the company, candidates need to also ask questions to determine whether the company is a good fit for them. If you’re on the job hunt in Denver, CO, call Employment Solutions today at (877) 880-4473.

Dig a Little Deeper

Find out what each candidate is looking for in a job, company and career. The best way to find out this information is to engage in a friendly dialogue. Interviews are often rushed and stressful, which pushes people to answer at a surface level at first, so ask further to encourage the person to expand on their thoughts. You may also want to ask what each candidate liked and didn’t like about their previous positions, and why. This will help you determine whether or not the candidate will be a good fit for the company.

Align Priorities

People want to work with others who share the same values, everyone wants to work on a service or product that they are enthusiastic about. Generally, people value four things when searching for a job: impact, personal growth and career development, financial rewards, work/life balance.

Naturally, the priority order of these factors will vary with each person, and will likely be dependent on their stage in life. Once you have a better understanding of the person’s priority order, you better determine whether they are in line with the company’s priorities, and whether you will be able to deliver these things. For example, if your company routinely pulls all-nighters, a person who values work/life balance may not be a good fit for your company.

Interviewing can be a stressful process, but it’s important to ask the right questions to determine whether the candidate would be a good fit for the company. At the same time, it’s also important for the candidate to consider whether he or she feels the company is a right fit for them. These questions will help you both determine whether or not the job would be a mutual fit.  

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If you’re looking for jobs in Denver, CO, make sure it’s a good fit before accepting the offer. At Employment Solutions, we are concerned for both employer and employee and our goal is simple: The Right People. The Right Job. Guaranteed. Call today at (877) 880-4473.