If you’re here, it means you want to find a job with a socially responsible company that cares about you, the community, and the planet. It’s becoming far more common today, led largely by the millennials, that companies are focused on making a difference as a key part of their mission, regardless of their core products or services. If you’re looking for a company that cares, there are a few ways you can ensure you land the job you want. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Benefit the Company Culture
Company culture is a buzz word you’ll hear a lot when you’re applying for jobs. But what does it really mean? Ultimately, it’s the overarching values and personality of the company as a whole. A company that values making a difference in the community will have a culture that reflects that.
To be hired by a company doing the kind of good you want to do, you need to show them that you share their values. Not only that, but that you live their values day-to-day within the company environment. For example, if kindness matters to the company, be sure you communicate that you don’t tolerate bullying, will call it out when you see it, and believe in positive reward rather than punishment.
They will see that you can fit into their organization and value system and help them advance their mission.
Maintain a Positive Attitude
A company interested in social or environmental causes is generally one that cultivates positivity. They want to work with people who share a similar mindset as well. A positive attitude can go a very long way in your next interview situation.
This may seem like common sense, but it’s surprising how often hiring managers deal with negative job seekers. Individuals arrive at the interview already convinced that they’re going to have a bad experience and their body language and answers to questions reflect that. They may speak poorly about their previous job or boss or they may focus too much on their personal challenges. Even if these things are true, they are best left out of the interview process.
A company wants to know that you are engaged with their organization, happy to be there, and willing to actively participate. Focus more on what you can do for them and stay positive and excited about the opportunity.
Be Reliable and Consistent
Finally, to be actively engaged with a socially responsible company, you need to remain reliable and consistent as a job seeker, which will inform how you’ll act as an employee. Return phone calls promptly, be professional throughout the process and treat everyone you speak to with kindness.
Never be late for an interview. Try to arrive a few minutes early. Engage with the front desk representative. Do your homework ahead of time to know what the company does, including their community involvement, and be willing to talk about how you want to participate in their overall culture.
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