If not, you’ll more than likely find yourself swimming against the tide and fighting a losing battle against deeply embedded aims and values. Such values are central to the way a business thinks about its work practices, organisational structure and moral responsibilities and, consequently, have an enormous influence on the company and its employees.
Distinguish between businesses
By searching for companies that share their aims, job seekers also give themselves an additional means of distinguishing between similar positions. If little separates two different jobs, being able to choose the business whose aims and values align with your own is extremely useful. Not only does it help you select the position that’s most likely to be personally satisfying, it also suggests the job in which you’re most likely to succeed. After all, if you share values, it shouldn’t be too difficult for you to work productively.
Finally, understanding a business’ stated values and mission statement can assist in creating more interesting and engaging applications. Recruiters will want applicants to demonstrate that they comprehend the importance of their business’ values and have experience of working in similar contexts in the past. If you share these values and have previously worked at businesses that also hold these values, you already have a number of apt and useful examples that should prove you’re a good fit for the company.
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