Green flags in a potential employer indicate that the organization may be a good place to work. These signs include attractive company culture, challenging work, and opportunities for advancement.
Understanding how to look for green flags in a potential employer before applying for a role, during an interview, and after receiving a job offer helps determine which company may be right for you. This helps you be successful in your new position.
Discover Green Flags To Look For In A Potential Employer.
Green Flags In The Job Posting
Look for these signs in the job posting:
- A diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture
- Company values aligned with yours
- Competitive compensation range
- Attractive benefits
- Tailored job qualifications
Green Flags For The Company
The more diverse the employees, benefits, and perks, the more equitable and inclusive the company:
- Diverse employees in leadership roles
- Pay Transparency
- Negotiable benefits
- Equitable benefits, such as paid family leave instead of paid maternity leave
- Significant budget for employee professional development
- Mentorship and/or coaching program
- Wheelchair-accessible building
- Gender-neutral restrooms
- Paid volunteer hours
- Adequate information to prepare for interviews
Green Flags For Junior Developers
If you are beginning your IT career, look for a potential employer with these traits:
- Headquarters in a city with at least one IT boot camp
- Signs on the company’s website or LinkedIn profile that the organization hires bootcamp graduates and junior developers
- Blog posts on the company’s website or social media pages that are directed at the junior developer experience
Green Flags During The Interview
Seek these elements during an interview:
- Punctual interviewers
- Interviewer camaraderie
- Inquiry about your preferred pronouns
- Questions tailored to your knowledge, skills, and experience
- Interviewer engagement
Questions To Uncover Green or Red Flags
Consider asking these subtle questions to determine green or red flags:
- How is your company involved in the community?
- What does success look like here?
- Is weekend work common?
- How does the team approach tight deadlines?
You also might want to ask more direct questions:
- Are there any requirements for using work apps on personal devices?
- If you could fix one thing within the organization, what would it be?
- Are employees encouraged to raise technical and ethical concerns?
- If you knew then what you know now, would you still have joined the company?
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