4 Things companies aren't being honest about
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- 1) The right person for the job: Hiring managers face tremendous pressure to quickly fill vacant positions. However, making a hasty decision just to get someone into the job creates trouble down the road. While finding the perfect fit is rare, hiring managers should create and stick to a list of "must-have" skills and experience. Candidates who don't meet these basic requirements should not move on to the later stages of the hiring process.
2) The upsides of the job: By not mentioning the positives -- for whatever reason -- recruiters will not be giving candidates a total picture of the position and company. Positive aspects of any job are often taken for granted. However, in order to gain an accurate picture of the position and make an informed decision, job-seekers must be able to weigh all aspects -- both good and bad.
3) The downsides of the job: On the other hand, it's also important to be honest about the negative aspects of a role or company. While it seems counterproductive to "un-sell" a job, employees will soon discover the truth and either quit, slack off or discourage others from applying. When that happens, trust is broken. 4) Advancement and raises: Honesty about advancement and raises is essential. If the company doesn't have a raise structure in place, that fact should be made known.