What questions should you be asking during your job search to determine how your values and needs will align with an organization?
Executive Coach Rajkumari Neogy joined me in late August to discuss inclusion and belonging - as the step beyond diversity, incorporating racial justice and equity.
Here are some highlights from that conversation:
*Values and needs are interchangeable when you're evaluating an organization for employment.
* Consider an organization’s published values or catch-phrases to understand and predict its underlying needs.
* Work to understand the organization’s needs and then correlate those needs back to your own values, through independent research first.
*During conversation ask questions like these about how the organization is embodying those identified values.
* Be honest in conversations if you don’t hear what you need to hear. Don’t set yourself up for a bad work situation by not responding and analyzing answers to important questions.
* When you’re evaluating a company for inclusivity, look for language that resonates with you positively.
Here's the URL to watch a video of our conversation, or read the blog post with highlights from the discussion around inclusion and belonging at work - as the step beyond diversity, incorporating racial justice and equity: