During the recent Intel Focus 15 event, Bryan Dye – Intel Security’s recently appointed corporate vice president and general manager of the group’s global security products said that two things attracted him to the position: great technology and a great corporate strategy. What attracts you to working at a specific company?
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Pretty early on in my work life I had a list of companies, industries and positions I aspired to work in. The list was reasonably long and I figured I’d never get through all of the options.
But I also had a list – admittedly pretty short – of industries I’d never work in. For me (and these are a personal thing so if you’re working in these industries I’m not having a go) I was not going to work for companies known to operate “sweatshops”, cigarette makers or gambling corporations.
Once I reached the interview stage I always wanted to know about things like staff turnover rates, how the organisation recognised good performance and what their long term goals were. It wasn’t all about money – I’m a fan of recognising effort with stuff like an extra day off or movie tickets. But I wanted to get a handle on the culture and leadership style.
When you’re looking for a new job, what do you look for? What questions do you ask interviews?
Anthony Caruana attended Intel Focus 15 in Las Vegas as a guest of Intel Australia