Learn how to find an employer that aligns with your values in our brand new blog!

There was once a time when a salary and benefits package offered to jobseekers was the main attraction of a new role – but times are changing. Increasingly, jobseekers are looking for positions with employers who have the same values that they do above anything else.

Company values can influence whether you apply for a position in the first place. If an employer shares your principles and you say yes to the role, you might find that the beliefs you have in common cement your new working relationship.

Having a job that aligns with your values helps you to excel without compromising the beliefs that you hold dear. In this blog, we’re going to talk about how you can find an employer that shares the same values that you have and the importance of knowing what they are in the first place.

Explore Your Own Values

What is it that you value the most when you are looking for a new job? Is it an employer that cares about the environment? What working environment do you prefer?

Having clear personal guidelines about the type of employer you want to affiliate yourself with can help you to find a meaningful job. When you consider what keeps you motivated you’ll find yourself in a much better position to seek out the right employer who can offer you what you are looking for.

Once you have this figured out, you can list your ethical values in your CV. Doing this will help you to attract the right employers and when you work closely with a recruiter, you can discuss the values that you are looking to uphold. They will then be able to find a more precise match for you when it comes to finding a new job.

Study Job Adverts Carefully

When you are seeking out a job that aligns with your values, you need to learn to read between the lines of job advertisements and – if included – the job descriptions themselves.

The job adverts that come your way can often tell you the values of an employer before you do any research. For example, if one of your values is that you would like to help those in need as part of your role, you might be better off applying to a non-profit organisation. If you are passionate about the environment, only apply to companies that have a strong green policy.

Reading each job advertisement carefully will help you to weed out the roles that will match your current values and from here, you can start writing cover letters and applications that shine a light on your own. If you are talking to a specialist recruiter about applying for jobs that align with your values you could ask them to send you the job description to study, too.

Research Each Employer

If you found a few interesting jobs you can then do some research on the company culture and the working environment of each employer. This will help to determine whether they have a mission that aligns with your ethical values or not.

Take a look at their social media pages such as LinkedIn, employee review sites such as Glassdoor, as well as the company’s website. Many employers will write and post blogs and share interesting articles on those sites, and that will help you to form an overall picture of their values.

Once you are sure about their mission, you can feel confident about applying for a job and comfortable that this could be a great company for you to work for.

Be Open During Interviews

When the employer invites you for an interview, use this as your stage to discuss your current values and highlight how they align with the company. You can use your values as a talking point and discuss how they make you an ideal candidate.

You can ask the hiring manager during the interview to explain their company values to you, too. this will help you to gain a better understanding of their values and whether they are living those values in their daily activities and interactions.

It’s important to remember that you are interviewing the employer as much as they are interviewing you, and if something doesn’t feel quite right you don’t have to accept a role. Your values should be clear and you should choose to work with people who share those values with you. It can help you to excel in your role when you put ethical values before other rewards.


There are a growing number of jobseekers interested in working for an employer who cares about the bigger picture, the company culture and how people feel in the workplace. You can work for an employer who shares your values and you should be able to communicate this throughout the hiring process.

If you are unsure where to begin, contact our team of specialist recruiters at Employment Group. We believe that you should be comfortable and happy in your new job and we can help to match you with employers and roles that match your values in Australia. Give us a call today and take the next step in your career.

Author – Employment Group