When we talk about "fit" with an organisation, we're referring to how closely your attitude, behaviour and values - or, in other words, your way of doing business - aligns with theirs.
It's worth persevering to find the right organisation for you - even when job opportunities aren't as prevalent as they were a year ago. People who take a job in a firm or organisation that just doesn't seem like the right fit for them often report disenchantment and come to us looking for another job a few months down the track.
For example, if you want to work for a firm that really values its clients, but you take a job with a firm that doesn't put them first, you'll end up feeling out of place because your way of operating and the firm's way of doing business are incompatible.
We suggest you determine what motivates you to be successful in a role (salary, hours, type of clients) and what you want to gain from your employment (develop particular skills or progress your career). Then look for an organisation that matches them. It may take some time to find your "fit", but it's worth the wait to find a role where you can be comfortable and flourish long-term.
With Grahame Doyle, regional director of Hays Legal