Interpreting employment ads:
“Competitive Salary” – We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.
“Join Our Fast Paced Company” – We have no time to train you.
“Casual Work Atmosphere” – We don’t pay enough to expect that you will dress up.
“Must be Deadline Oriented” – You will be six months behind schedule on your first day.
“Some Overtime Required” – Some time each night, some time each weekend.
“Duties will Vary” – Everyone in the office can boss you around.
“Must have an Eye for Detail” – We have no quality control.
“Seeking Candidates with a Wide Variety of Experience” – You will need to replace three people who just left.
“Problem Solving Skills a Must” – You are walking into a company in perpetual chaos. Haven’t heard a word from anyone out there. Your first task is to find out what is going on.
“Requires Team Leadership Skills” – You will have the responsibilities of a manager without the pay or respect.
“Good Communication Skills” – Management communicates poorly, so you have to figure out what they want and do it.