Gala Camacho spotted a job posting on LinkedIn that she found sexist, so she commented that they “might reach a wider audience if your job ad was not so gendered and/or white. #diversity #inclusion.”
The ad was for a Vice President of Engineering at Relevant Software and included an illustration of a white guy with a beard, casually dressed. Frankly, while I agree with Camacho’s point, I don’t think it’s a huge deal. A picture of some sort often draws attention to a job posting.
But, it became a big deal when Relevant Software CEO, Andrew Burak responded and defended the picture saying, “It’s just a very precise marketing approach and no more, no less. Do not look here for any inequality ground. According to our research, most of our potential candidates look like on the picture.”
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