Monday Aug 28, 2023

What Does that Job Posting Really Mean?

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!

Episode transcript

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?

 

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