When you are transitioning jobs or searching for a new one, consider the following:
Explore the leadership and employees online: Research their blogs, social media presence, and listen to their interviews and podcasts. Understanding their perspectives will provide insight into the organizational culture.
Leaders and employees who engage in discussions beyond work, such as philosophy, books, art, travel, and food, demonstrate a curiosity for exploration, a willingness to listen to diverse viewpoints, and an openness to new ideas.
When someone joins a new workplace, their initial focus may be on maximizing the salary range of $100 to $200. However, by joining the right organization, they have the potential to significantly increase their income. In the right environment, you can go from earning $200 to $200,000 or even $2 million. Surrounding yourself with talented colleagues and great minds allows ideas to flow naturally, transforming your thinking, responses, and worldview.
Instead of spending eight hours sitting at a desk and staring at a blue screen, make an effort to connect with colleagues from other departments. Take coffee or tea breaks, and invite interesting people to lunch or dinner. These interactions often lead to magical moments and create valuable relationships that can benefit you in the long run. I personally recall instances where I met someone in a café by chance, and that encounter led to a lasting relationship. To this day, we support and assist each other on our respective journeys.