what signals are you sending job candidates?

When employers are interviewing job candidates, they think a lot about the signals candidates send them about their work ethic, responsiveness, and other elements of what they’d be like to work with. But too often, employers neglect to think about what signals they’re sending to candidates.

And job candidates can pick up signals from every element of an employer’s hiring process – from how the job description is written (vague vs. direct, jargon-filled vs. plain-language, engaging vs. dull), to how employers handle salary negotiations, and much more along the way. And these signals matter, because they’ll influence whether the best candidates will accept an offer and how they’ll approach the culture once working there.

Over at Intuit QuickBase today, I talk about 10 areas where employers often send signals they don’t intend to job seekers. You can read it here.

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