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Four Job Description Mistakes to Correct Now

No. 1: Make the application process simple

There's been talk in recent years about long-standing hiring “red flags” that shouldn’t be held against candidates anymore. Hiring experts have challenged certain notions as outdated, such as the idea that a gap in one’s resume is a sign of inconsistency or that a “job hopper” is inherently unreliable and won’t commit to your team.

But there’s another component of the hiring process that might benefit from the same sort of reevaluation: the job description.

The internet is awash with posts from frustrated and bewildered job seekers who come across job descriptions that are confusing, condescending, or include unrealistic requirements. (How do you have four years of experience with a web framework that’s only existed for a year and a half?)

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