Find an employer who matches your values and skills

In our modern society, more and more professionals are feeling a deep desire to find meaning in their work.

The quest for job satisfaction is no longer limited to the search for a decent salary or a prestigious title, but now extends to the search for a working environment and an employer that match their values and skills. For those in offices who feel a gap between their current job and what they really aspire to, there are concrete ways to navigate towards a more rewarding professional environment.

1. Think about your personal and professional values

Before starting your job search, it's essential to take a step back and reflect on your personal and professional values. What is really important to you? What are your fundamental principles? What types of tasks and missions are you most passionate about? By clearly identifying your values, you'll be better able to target companies and work environments that are in harmony with them.

2. Research companies in depth

Once you have a clear idea of your values and career priorities, start looking for companies that match these criteria. Explore their missions, corporate values, organisational culture and reputation in the job market. Online job search platforms, professional social networks and forums can be valuable resources for gathering information about potential employers.

3. Use your professional networks

Don't underestimate the power of your professional networks in your job search. Talk to colleagues, mentors, former classmates or contacts in your industry for recommendations or information on job opportunities. Participating in networking events or online discussion groups can also put you in touch with professionals who could help you in your search.

4. Ask questions at interviews

When you're at an interview with a potential employer, don't just answer the questions that are put to you. Take the opportunity to ask questions about the company, its culture, its values and how these are reflected in the day-to-day lives of its employees. This will enable you to assess whether the company is really what you're looking for, both professionally and personally.

5. Be prepared to take calculated risks

Sometimes, finding an employer and a working environment that match your values and skills may mean taking calculated risks. This could mean exploring new industries, accepting a job with different responsibilities or even considering working for a fast-growing start-up. Be open to the opportunities that might present themselves and don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to find work that fulfils you to the full.


In conclusion, finding an employer and a working environment that match your values and skills can be a rewarding but also demanding process. By taking the time to think about your career priorities, doing thorough research, using your professional networks, asking relevant questions at interviews and being prepared to take calculated risks, you can increase your chances of finding a job that brings you satisfaction and fulfilment in your professional career.


Anne-Valérie Geinoz

Anne-Valérie Geinoz