what employers owe job candidates — and what they don’t

As the tight job market drags on, job searchers are getting increasingly frustrated with what they often perceive as bad treatment from employers toward applicants. And it’s true that in a flooded job market, it’s become all too easy for employers to feel they don’t need to worry about treating applicants well. But at the same time, job seekers aren’t always clear about what employers do owe them when they apply for a job.

Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I have a breakdown of what job seekers should be able to expect from employers – as well as some items that aren’t reasonable to expect. (Preview: They don’t owe you feedback, and they don’t owe you a “fair chance.”) You can read it here.

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