Job description red flags 🚩

Did you know that a red flag is used as a warning that a shark has recently been seen or that there is high shark activity?

We've all done it, you're looking for a job so you start quickly skimming the job descriptions, you see a job title that sounds okay, the location is good, check out the salary... and boom! You're hitting the one-click apply button.

Seems fast, seems efficient, and seems like the best use of your time. What you are actually doing is moving the hassle to the next stage when you discover that the job isn't for you and doesn't fit your needs.

Fortunately, you can often spot the red flags quite quickly within job descriptions themselves ‒ here are a few that we shared on TikTok:


1. There is no pay mentioned, or it just says "competitive pay".

2. The pay is under the market rate. Use Breakroom to compare jobs and see what you should be earning.

3. Doesn't mention hours or shift patterns. If you're looking for a full-time or part-time job you are going to want to make sure you get hours that work for you.

Last updated on 20 July 2022