Don’t play poker: Be transparent with job seekers

The more I think about it, the more I come to the conclusion that the hiring process is more like a poker game than a grown-up conversation. It’s all there: Employers and candidates keep their cards close to their chests; everyone’s being careful to not reveal too much about their actual expectations or limitations; people are guarded for fear of raising a red flag. Both sides also do a game of bluff [“We have a very competitive compensation package,” and “I love working from the office,”]. All you’d need is a green, felt table, and the look would be complete.

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