6 wordings that are red flags to potential candidates in new hire postings

Phrases like “fast-paced environment” and “like a family” can be a signal that you have a culture problem and could dissuade some applicants from applying.

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A recent Twitter thread reveals that the language of new job ads has its own lexicon with phrases that hold different meanings for job applicants and prospective employers.

when a job listing says the words "fast-paced environment" that means toxic

— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) March 9, 2021

Job postings can fail to acknowledge their need to sell potential applicants on why they would thrive in their new role, and what your job description might be hinting about your culture.

Many other Twitter users were ready to weigh in with the words that are a red flag when they are looking for a new role. Here’s a look at some of the offenders with ideas of how to rephrase what you are looking for in a potential candidate pool:

1. “Fast-paced environment”

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