The Subtle Ways Tech Job Listings Exclude Women and Minorities
It’s no secret the tech industry is largely white and male. Anyone who doesn’t “fit the mold” faces challenges, from recruitment to the hiring process and throughout their careers. It’s no wonder Silicon Valley has an atrocious attrition rate.
What people seldom talk about is how discrimination begins before applicants even get through the door. In some cases, job listings are peppered with exclusionary language that might not be clear at first glance.
If being labeled a “hacker” won’t sink your future job prospects, expect to see some “dope” job listings with more details on the “hustle” than the health care. If you get hired, expect to “get crunk” once a month (or risk being a poor “culture fit”).
Here are a few other hidden red flags to look out for:
Beware the job titles “hacker,” “ninja” and “rock star.”