Job hunting can be brutal. The endless cover letters, the awkward Zoom interviews, and the deafening silence of employers never getting back to you can be exhausting and discouraging. We’ve all been desperate for a job at one point or another, but that doesn’t mean we should accept a job against our better judgment. As much as we want to impress a potential employer, it’s important to remember that a potential employer needs to impress us, too. Thankfully, there are usually warning signs we can pick up on to avoid accepting a job offer at a toxic workplace. People took to Reddit to share what they think are subtle red flags at a job interview that say, “Working here would suck.” Keep these red flags and tips in mind the next time you go in for an interview!
The Learning Curve
Everyone is a newbie when they start a new job. It’s important to work at a place that understands that. One person shared that they always ask about training and learning curves when in an interview. The way the potential employer answers that question can speak volumes, so pay attention.
If your potential employer stumbles through the question and can’t provide a clear answer, that probably means they’re disorganized. If a potential employer is able to provide a clear, structured training path, that means your job will be a lot less stressful. Clear expectations from an employer are a great sign that they want their employees to learn and thrive.