In this episode, Amy and Laura discuss the awful state of job postings—even the best ones are a bit confusing, and the worst are pretty much just bad fiction. If you are baffled by the different titles, levels, code words, and meaningless jargon, tune in for some tips for how to figure out what you're even applying for, and how to identify the red, green, yellow, and checkered flags. Plus a special cameo from our producer, Adonis!
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That unpleasant job posting from Nielsen Norman Group by Per Axbom
Gender Decoder: Finding subtle bias in job ads
Laura's famous Twitter post featured in r/antiwork (Amy's favorite subreddit aside from r/birds, r/birding, r/birdsfacingforward, r/linkedinlunatics, and r/stupiddovenests)
Katrina Kibben - Writing Advice for Job Postings and Recruiting
Why are UX job descriptions so bad?