Friday, August 28, 2009

Today's Question: Do You Fit in Your Company's Culture?

Finding your fit with a company is an important as finding a great pair of jeans. You don't want anything that stifles your personality, limits room for growth or clashes with your overall style.

Over lunch with some co-workers, we had a discussion about different company cultures. Two of the people at the table were commiserating over the tight, layered politics of a former employer--both came to the conclusion that SBC Advertising was a more complementary fit for their individual personalities and style.

So, here are some things to consider as you hunt for your fit:

  • How much structure do you need?

  • Is there room for growth?

  • Does your work ethic align with what is expected of you and your position?

  • Do you agree with the vision of the company?

Finding your "fit" is the first (and necessary) step on your career path. Don't be afraid to take a step back and make sure it feels right.

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