Career Calling

January 8, 2013

Beware the Free Lunch

Filed under: Career Management — claycerny @ 4:07 am
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One of my clients was very excited about a job posting she found.  It offered a great benefit:  free lunch each work day.  I asked my client what she knew about the company’s salary structure or benefit plan.  That was not included in the job post.  Why would they focus on “giving” a free lunch?  Probably because they’re not giving something else: pay, medical benefits, 401K match.

Magicians work magic through misdirection.  While the audience focuses on the right hand, the left hand is pulling off the real trick.  Whenever a job post or a company offers something that seems really good, watch both hands. Nothing is free.

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