Interview your company for fit

In Episode 2 of the Tech Bitch Podcast, I took the time to discuss my experiences interviewing and the importance of interviewing the company for fit.

What do I mean by fit? Every company has a culture. For women especially, it’s important for us to ask questions to see how the company views and treats the women they hire. Never be afraid to be true to yourself and ask those questions to determine if they view you as an equal.

Why is it so important to ask these questions? Because you have to prepare yourself for what you’re getting in to. The employee – employer relationship is broken. There is no more loyalty on either side. Employers are willing to fire their workers for any reason at any time and employees can seek opportunities whenever and wherever they want. This is why it’s so important to be open and honest about what you want and what you’re seeking. In the episode, I referenced Reid Hoffman’s book The Alliance. If you want to learn more about how to establish an alliance with your employer to get what you need from this step in your career, I highly recommend it as a read for both employees and managers.

The episode addresses the need for research on any company that you’re interviewing with. I recommended a great website that is basically Glassdoor for women. It’s called Fairy God Boss and I highly recommend that you leave a review on your current company so we, as women, can help each other out by calling out the good and the bad.

Thank you for reading and of course, stay bitchy.

– Jamie

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