Are you a proactive job seeker? It could be what you need to stand out from the crowd
A few months ago, I found myself at a crossroads in my career and began to look for a new job. As I started to research new opportunities, I did some self-reflection on what I was really looking for out of my career. It became clear to me that big-picture, intangible factors, like company culture were much more important than concrete things like salary. Well, what did I mean by company culture? I wanted a working environment that encouraged team members to collaborate and celebrate each others’ successes. I found myself craving an open office layout where people could tackle projects together and bounce ideas off each other. I didn’t want another “cut-throat” because mutual trust across all levels of an organization was very important to me. Above all else, it was crucial for me to find a company that valued honesty and selflessness. As I discussed my job search with my f...