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If you could describe your corporate culture in three words, what would you say?

This question accomplishes several goals. First, it's creative. That positions you as a thinker, not just another resume. Second, it challenges the interviewer to boil down the essence of their workplace in only a few words. Finally, your interviewer's response isn't as important as how she responds. Watch her body language. Check her posture. And keep an eye on her facial expressions. Look for consistency between actions and words to get the true description of the culture — because someone's body never lies to you.

You're not the only person being interviewed. In fact, your perception of a company is equally as important as their perception of you. Here's the reality: You can't work where you don't feel comfortable. You can't thrive where you don't feel at home. And you can't grow where you don't feel welcome. Therefore, the culture of the company you're applying for carries tremendous weight on your decision to work there.

Scott Ginsberg, writing for TheLadders explores seven questions you should ask about corporate culture, along with an explanation of what makes them work. Consider asking a few of these on your next interview.

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