I came across this Harvard Business Review article on Linkedin a few days ago talking about the differences between how men and women search for jobs.
Apparently, men apply for jobs when they think they’re 60% confident and women don’t apply unless they meet 100% of the requirements.
Why do you think that is?
If you said it’s because women aren’t confident they can do the job, then you’re a sexist. Just kidding… but you’re wrong.
As it turns out, confidence is a part of the equation but not in the way you think. Men and women both don’t apply for jobs for the same reason — they don’t think they’re going to get offered the job.
And quite frankly, they don’t want to waste their time.
So actually, the difference in confidence in the decision makers is the issue, not the ability to perform the job.
That’s unfortunate because the reality is most job descriptions are written to attract the perfect with unicorn with long, flowing hair, and flawless skin…
… with the knowledge that this perfect unicorn will never be found…
… especially if the position that needs to be filled is time sensitive.
Legendary hockey player Wayne Gretzy (aka the great one) once said, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
So if you want to job search like man, the key is to take more shots… but if you want to land more interviews and actually get those jobs, you can find exactly what you need to know at the link below: