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Ten red flags in your Midwest technology offer letter

CHICAGO So you snagged a job offer from one of the employers youve been tangoing with for the last three months. This is a big step. Think of it as getting an interview but squared. It means they really like you.

However, the gratification we all feel when we are wanted (not to mention the prospect of getting a real paycheck if were currently unemployed) can......

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This one is common and highly annoying. If theres anything in the offer letter that wasnt discussed with you at all, it means the hiring manager or HR person made it up (such as the salary youve been offered or your job title).

I dont care what kind of salary history you gave them. Who makes a salary offer without discussing it with the candidate first? Thats th......

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Have some evil fun with this one and dont reply at all.

6. Interview process too fast

These days, job seekers know that interview processes are paaaaaaiiiiinfully slow.

If you interview on Thursday afternoon for half an hour with one guy and get an offer on Monday, beware. The position may be a revolving door or theyre just desperate because the company is hard to......

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Even though I know better, the truth is that I myself have made offers before without checking references. The reason its bad is because when you ask the candidate to provide references, he or she is bound to prep the reference givers for your call.

Dont ask if you dont intend to check references. This is ......

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Liz Ryan is the founder of ChicWIT (Chicago Women in Technology) and founder of WorldWIT (World Women in Technology). She can be e-mailed at Her column Nine2Five, which appears on ePrairie eve......

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