Job postings can subtly discourage female applicants, research finds

03/4/2013 | ERE.net

Job descriptions that use words such as "competitive," "dominant" and "challenging" are less appealing to women than are descriptions that use words such as "committed," "cooperative," and "supportive," a study published by the American Psychological Association says. None of the study participants consciously noticed any gender-related influence in the language, the study authors said.

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