Women in the Workplace

Company culture: Why is it important and how can I use it?

What is company culture? According to a Millennial Branding Study, 43% of HR professionals believe that cultural fit is the most desirable quality in a candidate during the hiring process. You read that correctly. It’s not your experience, your education, your accomplishments, or your connections. It’s whether or not you are a fit within the …

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Writing Resumes for Women

What should you be doing differently? While equality among the sexes has come a long way in the past century, it’s undeniable that women have to do things differently from men. Whether it’s asking for a promotion or communicating with colleagues, women have difficulty following the prescribed methodology. Many workplaces are male as a default, …

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Sexism in professional performance reviews

In a report for Fortune.com, linguist Kieran Snyder set out to quantify the ways in which men and women were treated differently on their performance reviews. She surveyed 28 companies and collected nearly 250 performance reviews on both male and female employees, by both male and female performance managers. Her findings are astonishing. Women are …

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Overcoming unconscious gender bias in the workplace

If you are a woman, you have most likely been the victim of unconscious gender bias in the workplace. It’s the kind of behavior, perpetrated by men and women alike, that leaves you scratching your head, thinking, “I don’t think that was sexist, but it still feels wrong.” In many cases, unconscious gender bias is …

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Interview traps – What is your greatest weakness?

It’s a trap! No really, this question is a trap. While on the surface, what are your greatest strengths and weaknesses as an employee seem like uncreative interview fodder, a question asked merely because there is a historical precedent for doing so. These questions are as old as time, so what can they really tell …

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The CV Gender Gap: Word Choice

Last year, recruiting platform Oleeo partnered with University College London to conduct the largest statistical linguistic analysis of male and female resumes across industries. Sure, there was bound to be a difference between the genders. After all, experiences are partly shaped by gender and when you are asked to condense your accomplishments to a CV, …

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