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Candor - Taking the Guesswork Out of Culture-Fit

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Lizzy Higgins

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Finding belonging at work is hard. True job satisfaction comes when you can be yourself, in a team that's inclusive and shares your values. But getting visibility on how individual managers and teams actually work is almost impossible. The end result? You’re forced to gamble with your career. The team at Candor thinks there’s a better way to determine culture fit, and has just raised $5M to build it. 

Candor is the first authentic professional network built for people working in startups. Candor profiles focus on how you work, not where you’ve worked. Your profile is a 'user manual' with a twist - your trusted teammates help you build it.

When it comes to culture-fit, how you work beats where you've worked

The response to this question ultimately drives whether you’ll belong in a team or not. It’s one of the most important things for your future teammates to know about you. It's also one of the most important things for you to know about them. But it’s a hard question to answer with traditional tools.

Think about when a hiring manager looks at your resume. They see a polished, perfect sales tool, not whether you are a morning person or a night owl. When they check out your LinkedIn, they see job titles, work history, and curated recommendations. Not, whether you prefer async or sync working patterns or how you like to learn and receive feedback. They miss out on the authentic representation of who you are and how you work. It's the same when you look them up, right? Candor is changing that. 

You’ll answer a series of prompts designed by L&D experts to help you understand how you do your best work. It’s quick and fun to invite your team to give their take to help increase your self-awareness. The more takes you collect, the more you learn about professional growth, team fit, and your superpowers. It is 100% free to get started. Curious? Sign up now to try it out! 

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