Deconstructing a Tesla Recruiter’s Patronizing LinkedIn Post to Candidates

This is the first post in a three-part series about how recruiters’ poor writing likely repels candidates. Recently, a Tesla recruiter publicly criticized job candidates on LinkedIn with an impetuous, controversial post she later decided to lightly edit. Alarmingly, over 13,000 people “liked” the post. Both the initial and edited versions — with highlighted keywords — are below (as links to screenshots and plain text). A tone analysis of the recruiter’s posts and a suggested, neutral version of the message appear later. Initial post CANDIDATE TIP: When messaging a Recruiter on LinkedIn, avoid asking them to review your profile for...

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