Updated: Jun 23, 2021
Have you ever felt totally undervalued, overlooked, or maybe even worthless, during the hiring process? In a post entitled, “Interview Cancelled AFTER I Turned Up,” one Redditor shares, “I spent the week prepping for the hour and a half long assessment, only to be asked when I turned up, ‘oh, did you not get the email?’ “
“Needless to say,” writes the Redditor, “I had no correspondence about the matter until I was on site.”
If a potential employer completely disregards the feelings and efforts of a job applicant, it certainly doesn’t paint a promising picture of future employment under that employer. The best employers appreciate their employees; so how can you find a job where you truly feel valued, rather than unappreciated or regarded as an afterthought?
Look for the best-rated places to work
Best Places to Work 2021 list, and Virginia Business’ 11th Annual Best Places list. Why not search for these lists to find places that are ranked as highly as good places to work? As Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor chief executive officer says, “This year's winning employers have proven, according to employees, that even during extraordinary times, they'll rise to the challenge to support their people."
Looking at lists of best workplaces can help you determine where employees generally feel valued and fairly treated. That way you can avoid the experience of applying for a job you think you’ll love, only to find that the employers don’t seem to care about your well-being or communicating with you respectfully.
Praise your potential employer
The Harvard Business Review explains, “One surefire [way] to get your own work noticed is, “paradoxically,” to “praise and appreciate others.” Obviously, this applies differently to a job interview, but you can still put this advice to good use even before you’re hired. Let your interviewer know you appreciate their timely response to the job application, thank them in-person for taking the time to interview you, and most of all, don’t forget to send that post-interview thank-you note! The best employers will note your attentiveness to detail, and your thoughtfulness will encourage them to treat you courteously in response. On the other hand, if a potential employer responds to your politeness with silence or dismissiveness, that may be a bad omen about their behaviour towards you as an employee.
Try a hiring platform that allows an on-the-job evaluation
Did you know new skill-based job platforms like Geekbidz can use artificial intelligence to not only match you with a job that suits your skills, but also guarantee you an on-the-job evaluation with some of the best employers? What better way to ensure you are valued by a new employer than to be hired by an employer who knows your skills have been specifically selected by an unbiased algorithm as the best fit for their job? Also, as an interview-free, resume-free platform, Geekbidz allows the employer to have a lengthy chance to get to know you on the job, rather than seeing you just one time as a forgettable face among many interviewees.
Avoid A Workplace Where Employers Don’t Value Your Work By Trying Some Old and New Job-Finding Strategies
Although there are many different criteria to weigh in considering what constitutes a good place to work, including wages, proximity to home and suitability to an employee’s skills and training, one of the criteria is undoubtedly how well the employer treats their employees. From checking lists of the best places to work, to complimenting your (potential) employer, to trying new hiring technology, why not try some of our tips in order to find a job where you do not simply earn a living, but also feel truly appreciated?