August 31, 2022

The Say The Right Thing Dance


Partner at Hirewell. #3 Ranked Sarcastic Commenter on LinkedIn.

Maybe we should interview for Radical Candor

Ever rule someone out because they were negative about their last employer?

The traditional thinking says it’s a huge no-no.

How about looking down at someone who’s looking for better work-life balance?

Companies use it as a selling point. But if a job seeker says that, it’s code for they don’t want to work hard. Or something like that.

We’ve created this weird communication norm with interviews. Job seekers are expected to master the Say The Right Thing Dance.

All this talk of radical candor. But we make everyone rehearse the opposite before they even join the team.

Do we all secretly want groupthink and yes-men?

“The job sucked. My boss was an a$$hole” is a refreshing answer. That teammate will tell you when you’ve got a stupidity leak.

Partner at Hirewell. #3 Ranked Sarcastic Commenter on LinkedIn.

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