NEW YORK (MainStreet) — No matter how desperate you are for cash and a change of scenery, there are some jobs you're better off not taking. Even if you're unemployed or eager to leave your current job, accepting the wrong position can set your career back even further. But how can you know if the job you're being offered is likely to end in disaster? If you keep an eye out for these 12 warning signs, it's easier than you might think.
1. The offer is too good to be true.
If it seems too good to be true, it just might be, says Joe Weinlick, vice president of marketing at career network Beyond.com. If everyone who interviewed you continually repeated how "incredibly awesome" the company is, you should do a bit more research.
"It might be a phenomenal opportunity. But you may be hearing the story they tell people outside the company. Dig a little deeper before you make your decision," he says.
2. The interviewer insulted previous or current employees.
It's perfectly acceptable for an interviewer to share information about how the company is structured, or even the challenges and politics that exist. But think twice about the opportunity if they openly insult previous or current employees, Weinlick says.
"If you take the job, you may be the next person they are badmouthing," he says.
3. High turnover.
If a company appears to have a "revolving door" of employees entering and leaving, think twice before you accept an offer.