Getting a job is hard for everyone - but can it be harder for women? Why are women less likely to apply for jobs, and what can workplaces do to make applying, interviewing, and hiring more equitable?
This is Part 2 of our 2-episode series on the challenges women encounter in job ads, in interviews, and sometimes even when building their resumes. We have stats, personal experience, advice (good and bad), and some good news, too. We'll discuss applying, interviewing, negotiating salary, promotions, and hiring committees.
As college faculty, something we think about all the time is preparing students for their future studies and careers, making sure they get both our content and the skills they need to be successful in a place where they can thrive. So, how can we make sure that everyone gets a chance to do that?
Want some extra reading? Check out these sources, which we used for this episode:
- “Evidence that Gendered Language in Job Advertisements Exists and Sustains Gender Equality,” published by Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program: http://gap.hks.harvard.edu/evidence-gendered-wording-job-advertisements-exists-and-sustains-gender-inequality
- “Facts about the Gender Wage Gap,” published by CNN Money: https://money.cnn.com/2015/04/13/news/economy/equal-pay-day-2015/
- “Gender Bias in the Job Market: A Longitudinal Analysis,” from the University of Chicago: http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~ravenben/publications/pdf/gender-cscw18.pdf
- “Diversity Policies Rarely Make Companies Fairer,” published by the Harvard Business Review: https://hbr.org/2016/01/diversity-policies-dont-help-women-or-minorities-and-they-make-white-men-feel-threatened
- The totaljobs Gender Bias Decoder: https://www.totaljobs.com/insidejob/gender-bias-decoder/
- Gender Decoder for Job Ads: http://gender-decoder.katmatfield.com/
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