Have you ever gotten a feeling that something wasn’t right about a company? The office was decent, the interview went well, and everyone seemed nice—but there’s just something off that you can’t quite pinpoint?
Chances are your gut isn’t wrong. There are several subtle cues you might spot in your job search that could mean something a lot more significant: Joking about the incompetence of other employees could mean there’s an overbearing boss or the team doesn’t get along, or using a lot of meaningless buzzwords could mean there’s not a clear idea of what your role entails. Neither situation is a good one.
If you aren’t sure about a company, check out this infographic to see what bad signs to look out for in the interview—and what they really mean for you.
Infographic courtesy of DailyInfographic. Photo of interview courtesy of Blend Images/Hill Street Studios/Getty Images.
Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author