- — Erin Kissane (@kissane)Fri, Nov 14 2014 16:37:39Straw poll: If you’re a woman or minority in your field, what language turns you away from job descriptions? Language that feels inviting?
- — social justice wario (@meaganewaller)Fri, Nov 14 2014 16:39:39@kissane obv "he/him" pronouns. words like "rockstar/guru/ninja/cowboy" too much emphasis on perks & not enough on supporting learning.
- — Prescott Perez-Fox (@scottperezfox)Fri, Nov 14 2014 16:40:04@kissane once saw a job ad that said "If you wear khaki's, don't apply." I didn't apply bc I literally don't wear jeans. Plus, WTF!
- — whimsicalwalney (@whimsicalwalney)Fri, Nov 14 2014 16:53:50
- — Sara D. (@trisaratopsRAWR)Fri, Nov 14 2014 17:29:34
- — Not All Sorellas (@robotlolita)Fri, Nov 14 2014 16:41:54@kissane Things that tend to suggest the company has bro-culture: "Be one of our amazin' guys" / "We're looking for rockstar X"
- — social justice wario (@meaganewaller)Fri, Nov 14 2014 16:43:00@kissane language that's inviting: instead of X yrs exp something like: "experience solving [types of problems list]"
- — sonia saraiya (@soniasaraiya)Fri, Nov 14 2014 16:44:01@kissane oh, also: salary requirements! giving them is usually a bad negotiating strategy, but so many companies try to convince you to
- — pamela marie (@pwnela)Fri, Nov 14 2014 16:45:57
- — brad (@BradOFarrell)Fri, Nov 14 2014 16:46:02
- — Dodo & the Brain (@dodoandthebrain)Fri, Nov 14 2014 16:49:24
- — Ralphie Numbers (@CyMadD0x)Fri, Nov 14 2014 16:50:42I'm a MoC that works in IT... stay away from anything in the vein of "work hard play hard"... it's a bunch of bros with VC money. @kissane
Job Listings That Don't Alienate
I asked for people from communities that are underrepresented in their fields to talk about language in job descriptions that makes them back away, and the reverse—wording or specification that feel inviting. I got a lot of replies. If you make listings/do hiring, you should probably read them.
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