Whether or not you are an active or a passive candidate, your next career move is always critical and should never be considered without all the facts.

I hear a lot about companies who operate a one-way recruitment selection process and don't give their candidates an opportunity to explore their "nooks and crannies" to ensure an alignment of their values, cultural fit and the role presents future career potential.

As a candidate, please respect yourself and if your prospective employer prefers to be closed and not allow you to conduct due diligence then they're likely to be the wrong option for you.

As an employer, you need to ensure that candidates have all the information available for them to ensure the move is right. After all, if both parties are certain the move is right then it is more likely to be a success.