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5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer

5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer

Time to do some detective work

Tania Khadder

December 18, 2009

We all know that before bringing you on board, a potential employer will do some vetting.

They’ll scour the internet searching for digital dirt, or any discrepancies from your resume. They’ll try to get a glimpse into your personality. They want to know as much as they can about you. After all, they’re about to let you – an unknown quantity – into their family.

Fair enough. You should do the same.

Now more than ever, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into. This is especially true if you’re leaving one job for another. You don’t want to leave a stable (albeit boring) work environment, only to be laid off by your new employer three months later. Besides, job hunting is a two way street – both parties should feel comfortable and confident in the potential union.

Before you sign that offer letter, make sure to do your due diligence.

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