The absolute body-killing anxiety of not knowing where your next paycheck is coming from is certainly not helped along by the fact that looking for a new job, for most of us, is a process that makes us feel like we’re taking crazy pills.
As we wade through various websites, filling out forms and trying to discern requirements, the tasks we’re asked to clear start to feel alien. Is this real life? Is this a real job?
People who find themselves hopelessly frustrated with these things will soon be on Reddit making their complaints known, and based on that, here are some things employers should maybe stop doing if they really want to land a good hire.
10. Use applicants as free marketing
Everybody can see through this.
9. Use form letters that are obvious lies
Dude we literally never met.
8. Try to hire beyond your means
So why did you talk to me?
7. Be so picky
Beggars and choosers and all of that.
6. Mislabel your listings
All you’re doing is wasting everybody’s time.
5. Demand so much
Do you have any idea what a doctorate costs in America?
4. Add extraneous responsibilities
As the list gets longer, the applicant gets more afraid.
3. Assume the worst
Resume gaps happen for all kinds of reasons, and laziness is far from the top one.
2. Just disappear
You realize that by the time you get back to them, they’ve moved on.
1. List non-jobs as jobs
“After three months of not paying you, we might decide to pay you. Lucky you.”
Let’s start with those, shall we?
What’s the worst job application experience you’ve had lately?
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