Aug 13, 2018 - 09:01 AM
It is a good idea to take notes during an interview, especially when discussing the terms of an offer. Confirm your understanding of the position so that you can determine whether the final offer is the one you agreed to or whether you will need to stand up for yourself. Employers may engage in bait and switch tactics with regard to the description of an available position, the pay, or the culture of a workplace.
Employment experts point out that accepting the new terms of a bait and switch will send the wrong message to prospective employers. It may seem that the new terms are not bad or that insisting upon your qualifications or worth may cost you the position, but an employer that pulls off a bait and switch maneuver is likely to feel comfortable reneging on other promises.
Nov 29, 2018 - 12:09 PM
All those are warning signs that show disengaged employees who have little investment in a company – probably because the company has shown little investment in them. If a job offer becomes serious, always ask to see everything in writing – the specific job and its duties, the organizational structure, who you will report to, and detailed information about pay and benefits. Also, do your due diligence so you’ll know what sounds true or not. Read the company’s website, social media accounts, and news stories about the organization and its leadership. That way, if they offer you a job that has never been mentioned anywhere before – or if the salary seems way out of line with what’s listed on a site like Glassdoor – then you need to ask more questions to ensure you’re getting the whole story.