Fit is incredibly important to employers. You need to appear to be a person who’ll fit in.

Nine Things to Think about to See If You Will Fit into a Firm

Here are some factors to determine whether you fit in:

  1. How you dress for your interview.
  2. What employers pick up about your political leanings.
  3. Your sexual orientation (and how evident you make it).
  4. Your religion.
  5. Your sex.
  6. Your age.
  7. Your race.
  8. Your interests outside of work.
  9. Your general personality.

If you don’t think this stuff matters and that employers are open-minded, you’ve got another thing coming. It doesn’t matter if the company calls itself an equal-opportunity employer. Employers care a ton about whether or not you fit in, and they take it incredibly seriously.