Re: What's A TW Got To DO To Get A Job Around Here?!

Subject: Re: What's A TW Got To DO To Get A Job Around Here?!
From: "John Fleming" <johntwrl -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 23:06:36 -0700

""Sharon Burton-Hardin"" <sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com> wrote in message
news:PAEMLBPCELMHEDNCFGNFAEKOCEAA -dot- sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com -dot- -dot- -dot-
> An article I read once gave me a useful insight into looking for a
job.
>
> When men see an ad for a job, if they meet less than half the
requirements,
> they apply. If women meet more than 80%, then and only then do they
apply.
>
> The research theorized that one reason men advance or at least have
more
> varied employment lives than women was this skill fitting issue. Women
want
> all our skills to fit the listed skills. Men don't care as much about
that.
> They assumed (when asked by these researchers) that they could learn
what
> they didn't know as they worked. When asked, the women in that study
said
> they didn't feel comfortable applying because they did not have all
the
> qualifications.
>
> A thought in your search.

Mind you, there are times being a bit more cautious about what you can
do is an advantage.

I understand that women tend to be more successful as entreprenuers for
a similar reason. They take more time to make sure all their ducks are
in a row, all the 'I's dotted, and all the 't's crossed.

Result is, they do a bit more necessary homework and are better
prepared.

--
John Fleming
Technical Communication Contractor
Edmonton, Canada

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