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How to Find Out if a Company’s Culture is Right for You

Make an effort to connect with your new colleagues

If you have already accepted an offer, intentionally seek out information by creating opportunities to connect with others. Some companies may need a few nudges to provide a more inclusive onboarding experience.

Before your first day, ask:

  • Are there are any handbooks or other resources to help me learn more about the company?
  • What social platforms are the organization active on?
  • Is there anyone on the team who want to pair up with me, as a remote onboarding buddy?

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