As remote interviews become a normal part of the hiring process, it can be challenging to get a real understanding of a potential employer. With little access to an in-person meeting environment, job seekers must be equipped to assess a company’s culture without ever stepping foot in an office. Although this can be difficult over video, there are ways to determine if you may be a good fit for a workplace. Here’s a few tips to help you find the perfect culture fit during a remote interview:
Turning to online resources can be a good starting place when you don’t have the ability to investigate the company’s office. To begin, be sure to check out the company’s website and social media profiles. From the social media profiles, you may be able to see photos or videos of team members within the company. Meanwhile, on the website, you may find a careers page or more information about the company’s culture and values.
If you’re unable to find much about the company culture through these channels, this could be a red flag. Although it can be difficult to tell anything about the culture otherwise, keep in mind that organizations with an open culture are proud to share that online to attract the best talent.
Additionally, be sure to check sites like Glassdoor for employee reviews. While it’s important to take reviews with a grain of salt, there is still valuable insight to gain.
To assess a company’s culture during a remote interview, it is critical that you utilize your interview time to ask the right questions about company culture. For example, here are some questions that can get you the answers you need to make a more informed decision:
In addition to asking the right questions, be on the lookout for behavioral clues during the remote interview that can help you determine the overall culture. For example, be sure to take note of the following:
Get our latest hiring and workplace insights delivered straight to your inbox