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Sending a job application and waiting days to be invited to an interview, or to receive that dreaded automated rejection email in your inbox, is not easy. But there are things hiring managers and editors can do ensure the application process is as fair as possible.

In this article from OpenNews' Source, Rachel Schallom, incoming project manager for the Wall Street Journal, provides tips on what hiring managers should and shouldn't do, based on her experience applying for jobs for six months.

When you are looking to hire someone, make sure your job listings are publicly available and managed regularly to give everyone a fair chance to be considered, she advises.

And when it comes to salary, "start this conversation by giving a range for the position instead of forcing the applicant to kick off the negotiation".

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