It’s exciting when you’re finally ready to start your job search as a mover! There are many opportunities that await you, whether you’re looking to be a lifter, customer service rep, or driver. But before you start applying to every opening that catches your eye, be sure to watch out for red flags. It’s no secret that the job market is tough. Many companies will try to take advantage of desperate job seekers, so it’s important to be aware of what warning signs to look out for. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some common red flags and how to avoid them. Let’s get started!
They Are Rude During the Interview
One of the first red flags to watch out for when applying for a job is if they are rude during the interview. If your potential employer seems annoyed or impatient with you, this should hint at how they handle their staff. It can also mean that they do not respect people who work hard but lack specific skills required by their company. However, if it’s only a representative doing the interview, don’t take it as a general overview of the company. You might want to be patient and follow through.
A Vague Job Description
If a job listing is vague, it could signify that the company is not legitimate. Or even if they’re legit, not having a clear scope of your responsibilities will have you end up with tons of unnecessary tasks. Sometimes too, scammers will post fake job listings in order to steal people’s personal information. If the job listing does not include any specific details about the position in the company, it is best to avoid applying.
High Turnover Rate
A high turnover rate is another red flag that can indicate a dysfunctional workplace. This is especially true if the company has been in business for an extended period of time and yet still hires new people every few weeks or months. You might want to politely ask your interviewer about this issue during an interview, as it will give you insights into how stable their company actually is. The job may be too stressful or have unrealistic expectations from its workers. It could also mean that management does not care about employee happiness, making working life terrible for anyone who joins them later on.
Salary Offer is Lower Than What Was Promised in The Job Post
This red flag can be tricky as it might not always mean that the company is in financial trouble. Sometimes, a company may start off with one salary range but then adjust it after making a hire or two. However, if you see a large discrepancy between what was advertised and what has been offered to you, it’s worth asking why.
They Don’t Provide Any Benefits
Another red flag is if a company doesn’t provide any benefits such as health insurance or paid time off (PTO). Insurance, in particular, is essential since you’ll be doing heavy physical work, which might result in accidents and disability. These two things should be provided at every workplace because it shows how much value an employee has in the workflow process. While these might seem small compared to other aspects of employment contracts, they are still substantial enough to warrant consideration before accepting any offer.
The Company has a Bad Reputation
You should always do a little research on the moving company before applying for work. You can look into reviews left by current or former employees and find out what they have said about the workplace culture, management style, and more. But even if these reviews are positive, it’s important that you watch out for sketchy behavior from your future employer during interviews, such as them asking invasive questions or trying to make you sign non-disclosure agreements right away without any explanation as to why this is necessary at all times (and not just when working with sensitive information).
There Is No Clear Career Path Laid Out for You
Even if you’re just applying to be a lifter, you should still look into your future. Although the company is looking to hire someone of your skillset, they might not have a clear vision of your role in the next five years. In fact, it’s possible that you’ll be doing something totally different from what was advertised on their website as soon as tomorrow morning! This likely means the company doesn’t know how to handle their employee’s expectations effectively.
When applying for a job, don’t settle for less. Strive to find a workplace that values your hard work and time. With the red flags above in mind, you should be able to find a moving company that you will enjoy working with for the years to come!