A List of Offensive (Exclusionary) Words Used in Job Descriptions

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There are a handful of words and phrases that can crush your job descriptions. Use just one of these phrases and you could lose 50%+ of your candidates.┬áThese words are considered “exclusionary” by some and just plain offensive by others. A couple of examples (I grayed out the names of the employers cuz we don’t… Read more »

Gender-Neutral Suggestions for the Top 25 Job Titles That Still Use the Word “Man”

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Many of us are talking about gender-neutral job descriptions these days. But how about gender-neutral job TITLES? Take a look at job boards and news articles and you’ll find that many common job titles still use the word “man” in them. Search Indeed for “salesman” and you’ll find 277 job openings with that title. A… Read more »