Find out about the Corporate Culture; Just the Job

By Kingston, David | The Birmingham Post (England), February 13, 1999 | Go to article overview

Find out about the Corporate Culture; Just the Job


Kingston, David, The Birmingham Post (England)


February is always one of the busiest months for headhunters like myself. It may have something to do with the fact that the beginning of a new year is full of resolutions and restlessness.

Over the last few weeks I have had numerous telephone calls from anxious job candidates who know they want to leave their current employment, but are not sure who they want to work for.

Lured by the bait of an increase in salary, they are rushing to move up the career ladder. And in doing so, they make a big mistake. For very few of them give themselves time to focus on one of the key influences of job satisfaction - corporate culture.

When considering a move it is crucial to find out as much as you can about the corporate personality of your future company - even if they are offering you the six figure salary you used to dream about.

Your prospective employer will do the best they can to assess you with extensive interviews and a battery of psychometric tests. But this only helps to guarantee that they will like you. How do you know that you will like them?

The following pointers will give you a head start as you endeavour to find out what makes your future employer tick.

At the interview, make sure you are clear about how the company is performing. Ask what will be expected of you and over what timescale. Ask every question which you think is relevant to helping you make a decision to join this new company. Never feel you are being too inquisitive.

Always make sure you meet your immediate boss before you accept a job. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Find out about the Corporate Culture; Just the Job
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.