Searching for a job online can be a bit tedious and tricky since not everything is not always what it seems. It could even be a full-blown [grift]. If you happen to find some of these red flags on an offer then it's better to skip it. Which of these warnings do you find the handiest?
The Real Dictionary
From Redditor u/viridiano:
"A fast-paced environment" (your job will be constant firefighting)
"Dynamic environment" (leadership keeps changing priorities)
"Must be a team player" (must not question authority)
"Able to work with minimal supervision" (you'll be the one blamed when something goes wrong)
"An Agile team" (daily stand-ups)
"Rockstar developer" (will work very long hours with impossible deadlines).Big red flag?
Everything Is "Fun"
From Redditor u/shinzonfu:
Boring is best.
Watch out for the places that list how fun it is to work there and the list of fun perks.
Translation: you’ll be working long hours.
The boring places usually don’t want you there after 4:00
Boring is best.Big red flag?
Work Hard, Play Harder
From a Redditor:
This is just for me personally but, “work hard, play hard.” Another one I just encountered was, “We run a lean organization." You mean you’re cheap and overwork your staff.Big red flag?
From Redditor u/autoposting_system:
Any fee or charge ... at all. Well other than driving your own car to the interview.
If they want money to start the process it's a [grift].Big red flag?