Women network harder for same outcomes

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Published: 12Jan2021

Most job seekers rely on networking to land the next position, but women candidates take extra steps to identify workplaces that are inclusive and supportive. In tandem with a professor from Dartmouth College, Professor Elena Obukhova released a study that focuses on the concept of “scouting” for a job.

In addition to their typical networking activities, women candidates tend to reach out to other women working for a potential employer to learn about gender dynamics, work-life balance, and company culture before accepting a position. Obukhova views this “discrimination insurance” as a added burden to an already time-consuming process.

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