Landing the perfect job isn't just about acing the interview process. The happiest employees find work with an employer that meshes well with their personality. They find jobs where there's a strong human culture - where they're not just cog in the machine.
To do this, it's extremely important to find a company with the right culture, and the right personality, so you know you'll be comfortable working for it.
Google is a fine example. They openly state their concern for the individual and their family, their health, and their travel needs. In their words they are "...constantly searching for unique ways to improve the health and happiness of our Googlers. And it doesn’t stop there--our hope is that, ultimately, you become a better person by working here." This is the sort of culture that leads to happy, satisfied employees. In order to find a company that has the right personality and culture, you need to ask the right questions.
Some of these include...
What do people love about working here? This question bypasses money entirely and addresses the heart of the issue.
Describe the culture of the company. If they have trouble answering this then there is most likely no unifying culture to begin with.
What personal attributes make your employees the most successful here? In other words, what does your company value?
Why is this position open/vacant? If the person quit then it is good to know why, and if they were fired then you need to get some idea what for.
How do you evaluate employee performance? The standards that the company will hold to you area clear reflection of what they value.
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