Today’s labor market is now in the hands of job seekers. Hiring managers struggle to fill jobs because talent has become extra picky about where they apply. For years, employees have worked to ask for better compensation and benefits, and now it has become standard for employers to meet top-tier talent’s needs and wants.
When it comes to the tech industry, one thing is for sure; companies need the best talent to advance in their industry. For tech job seekers, it’s not all about more money; it’s also about company culture. This blog gives you three questions to ask a hiring manager to learn more about a company’s culture to see if it’s a good fit for you.
Question #1 What are your company values?
This is an excellent first question to ask when starting the conversation of company culture. According to HubSpot, the best five company values are:
Before your interview, you should write down your values; when the hiring manager answers the question, this can help you align your values to the prospective company.
Question #2 What does work-life balance look like at your company?
The tech industry is known for its blurred lines of work-life balance. If you’re someone who wants to unplug after eight hours of work, this question will help you identify if this employer enables you to do so. Pay attention to how the hiring manager answers this question unless you don’t mind answering emails after regular business hours.
Question #3 What does career development look like in this role?
According to a recent study conducted by the American Staffing Association, 28% of candidates leave their jobs because of poor career growth. If you’re looking to develop your skills in your chosen industry, you’ll want to ask this question to see whether not there is an opportunity for you to grow.
If you’re struggling in your tech job search, then you should think about working with a Raso Solutions Recruiter. We can introduce you to great companies looking for top-tier talent to join their teams and make an immediate impact. To get started, view our open jobs at jobs.rasosolutions.com.