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Gender job search

Feb 17, 2016

Category: Career Development

We know that men and women are drawn to different career paths but did you know there are some very marked differences in the way men and women conduct their job search?

Men utilise social media far more than women in their job hunt, are twice as likely to fabricate references and also are more confident in applying for jobs even if they don’t meet the criteria.

Recent research shows that 52% of men ask for a higher salary during the recruitment process compared to 47% of women.

Men will apply for any job which takes his interest, whereas women will read job descriptions more carefully and only apply to those which seem to fit their personality.

Women still earn less in the same role. When employers only had an appearance to go by, both male and female recruiters were twice as likely to hire a man than a woman.



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