In today’s job market, many of those seeking employment may have lowered their expectations to the point of demonstrating a willingness to accept most anything. This could readily lead to a number of negative consequences.
Human Resource specialists have elevated their game in an effort to attract talent under very trying, competitive, and challenging circumstance. Today, job seekers must learn to familiarize and interpret the new, deceptive Lingo being utilized by Human Resource departments to recruit World-Class talent at bargain-basement salaries.
As a public service, we offer the following interpretations to assist you with your journey through employment mine fields.
“COMPETITIVE SALARY” means:
We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.
“JOIN OUR FAST-PACED COMPANY” means:
We have no time to train you.
“DUTIES WILL VARY” means:
Anyone in the office can boss you around.
“SEEKING CANDIDATES WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF EXPERIENCE” means:
You’ll need it to replace three people who just left.
“REQUIRES TEAM LEADERSHIP SKILLS” means:
You’ll have the responsibilities of a manager, without the pay or respect.
“GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS” means:
Management communicates, you listen, figure out what they want and do it.
“NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE” means:
We’ve filled the job; our call for resumes is just a legal formality.
“CASUAL WORK ATMOSPHERE” means:
We don’t pay enough to expect that you’ll dress up.
“MUST BE DEADLINE-ORIENTED” means:
You’ll be six months behind schedule on your first day.
“SOME OVERTIME REQUIRED” means:
Some time each night and some time each weekend.
“MUST HAVE AN EYE FOR DETAIL” means:
We have no quality control.
“PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS A MUST” means:
You’re walking into a company in perpetual chaos.
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