Why You Need to Ask About Core Values During Job Interviews

Core values and why you have to ask about this during interviews.

If you look at the long list of jobs you have had, you will notice that the longest job you held is usually the ones you liked. It can be because of the boss, the kind of challenges given, or opportunities. Or you just seem to like the whole experience.

Then, you look at some of the jobs where you only spent a short while there. You just could not point out exactly what makes you unhappy, or unproductive.

It is your core values speaking to you.

If your values are aligned to what the organization has, the likeliest you stay longer (and happier) is there.

You can ask indirectly during the interview session whether theirs are aligned with yours. But first, you need to know what is yours. Some of the values you might be familiar with are – achievement, diversity, integrity, innovation, growth and the list goes on.

How about trying a quick fun assessment here?

Work Values Test

Have fun!

To your career success

Author: Hanie Razaif-Bohlender

Hanie is co-founder and General Manager of Dragonfire Corporate Solutions Sdn Bhd, a Kuala Lumpur-based management consulting firm, and Dragonfire Academy, a center for continuous adult learning. Hanie is widely known as “The Career Doctor” for her coaching roles with private clients in their quest to find clarity, happiness, and fulfilment during their career journey.

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