Hidden Messages in Job Descriptions

Bob Young
4 min readFeb 4, 2021

Your job description says a lot about your company — and warns me not to apply. In this article, I’ll explain the problem, and teach you how to write compelling job descriptions.

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The Problem

I’m looking at job postings for management positions in Information Security/Technology/ Services. Several of them are sending me a hidden message: “Bob, you wouldn’t like working here.”…

Bob Young

CISO, Director of Information Security, and Security Consultant. Also, I wrote some books that have nothing to do with IT. http://www.amazon.com/author/bobyoung