The Biggest Red Flags Every Job Hunter Should Know
November 8, 2022
November 8, 2022
Endless hours at your desk. Unachievable goals. Tyrannical bosses. Toxic coworkers. Bad coffee.
They’re nightmare jobs, and we’ve all had at least one.
Maybe it was the burger joint where you served fries in high school, or it could be the job you have right now, but in every case, you probably asked yourself the question: how did I get here?
The answer is simple: you missed the red flags. All of the warning signs that should have told you that they weren’t as “employee-centric” as the cheerful HR manager promised in your interview.
At CRB Workforce, we want you to have your dream job, which is why we spend a lot of time screening out the companies that we can tell are going to make you hate going into the office every morning.
While some companies fly their red flags high, others aren’t as easy to see, so we spoke with Greg Grimm, a leader in our client services department, to learn how to spot the warning signs of a bad company before you sign an offer letter.
The Big Idea: No two people have the same needs, priorities or life situations. That’s why what may be a red flag for one person could be a green light for another. These red flags should make you take a closer look.
Bottom Line: Know what your priorities are and then research and ask questions to make sure that your new job is aligned with them. The most important thing we’ve learned is that no amount of money or high-ranking job title will ever be worth it for a job you hate.
The Big Idea: Some red flags are subjective or don’t apply to everyone, but if a company you’re interviewing with does any of the things listed below, you should proceed with caution.
Bottom Line: A good company should communicate well, be transparent and have no problem answering all of your questions. So if it feels like they have something to hide, it’s probably because they do.
Whether you’re a company looking to attract the brightest minds in your industry or a candidate looking for a career change, we are here to help. We can fill your short/long term opportunities or a direct hire need.