Do Women Have An Edge In The Job Search?

Gail Belsky career change
Gail Belsky career change

Lately, I've been thinking about the issue of gender stereotyping when it comes to job hunting. It's totally un-PC to say that women are better at making personal connections than men, but that's exactly what Sam Pease, a vice president at the Boston career-coaching and job search firm, New Directions, told me when I asked him about it. And I totally agree.
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"Men tend to be less open about needing things. Women, generally speaking, are better at it," says Pease. "They're more honest about what they're looking for, and about what they're good at. Men want to put it in a box; they don't want to think about it from an emotional standpoint."