I’m a single mom 45 years old with a BA degree & 10+ years copier / technology sales experience that wants to find another industry but no clue where to start looking / applying?
I’m great at getting in the doors to C levels to get 1st in meetings so long as the product I’m pitching is going to help their business.
I’m trying to find a company that takes care of their employees & customers 1st & foremeost.
Does anyone know a company in Philadelphia area they would apply to with my experience?
Hi Kristy Neal ! The best way to find out if a company is right for you is by first seeing which role you are interested in and then researching the company to see if you are a good fit for them and they are a good fit for YOU!
Get the inside scoop on what a company is ALL about by asking these questions during your next interview! This will help to determine if their work culture is right for you.
-Where do the people who work here usually eat their lunch? Are they eating while they work at their desks? Do they offer a common area to share their lunch time? Do they go out for lunch together? Figuring out how employees spend their lunch will tell you whether they are slammed with work, don’t want to spend time with their colleagues, and if they enjoy each other’s company.
-Would it be alright to take a quick tour? Environment is KEY here, so be sure to take it all in if they offer a tour and observe all that you can. This is the place you will be everyday if you are hired. As you look around, are individuals interacting with one another? Do the workers look stressed? Is the break/lunch room decorated/clean? Does it give you a good vibe or a negative one?
-How do you measure success? Is your future employer going to have unrealistic expectations? Make sure you feel confident to go after what they explain they will be expecting of you. If you aren’t then this might not be the right place for you. An employer that demands LONG work days, for example, may not be a good fit, but if you like to work a ton it will be perfect.
-What are some past company outings or events that you’ve had? This will reveal if they are all work and no play as well as how they treat their employees. A company will most likely have a holiday party at the very least, but I have worked for some that did not, and as it turns out the employees weren’t truly valued. This is so important! If you want to work for an employer who takes care of their employees be sure to ask this question.
Keep applying and make sure to do your research.
Let me know if you have any questions by replying to this comment or send me a message here on Jobcase : )