John and Jane are looking for new jobs in medical sales. They both have the same education, experience level, and skillset. But they approach the job search with completely different strategies. Strategies that impact which job they land, what salary they secure, and ultimately, their careers as a whole.
The job search is a game, and even if we don’t realize it, research shows that men and women play that game differently. This infographic we’ve compiled highlights the diverse tactics men and women use during the job search, and shows how employers can level the playing field and how job seekers can better approach the search.
Some key points include:
- Women are often turned off to job descriptions that list traits typically associated with men
- American women ranked men’s leadership skills above their own and those of other women
- Twice as many men fabricate job references on Facebook than women
- Men in medical sales earn 19% more than women
Check out the full infographic below to see how gender affects the job search.
What do you think? What are your experiences with gender and the job search?