How Gender Impacts the Job Search

To better understand how gender impacts job searches, LinkedIn recently analyzed data on “billions of interactions between companies and candidates from job applications to recruiter outreach and hires”. Their complete findings can be found in the new Gender Insights Report.  

LinkedIn's research shows that while men and women are equally interested in learning about new opportunities, and career growth is a priority for both genders, women are less likely to apply for the jobs they find than men are. This may be because women indicated that they were hesitant to apply for a position unless they felt that they met 100% of the recruiting criteria. Men, on the other hand, were not as stringent in that regard and would apply even if they only met 60% of the qualification requirements.

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