Women are less aggressive than men when applying for jobs, despite getting hired more frequently: LinkedIn

Women are less aggressive than men when they apply for jobs — applying for fewer positions and asking for help less frequently — according to a new LinkedIn survey.

The study builds on a benchmark internal report from Hewlett Packard that found women tend to apply for a new job only when they meet 100 percent of the listed criteria, compared to men who usually apply when they meet about 60 percent. The HP findings are often quoted in workplace diversity conversations, including in Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg’s "Lean In," and "The Confidence Code" by journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman.

"LinkedIn behavioral data backs this up — women tend to screen themselves out of the conversation and end up applying to fewer jobs than men," the report authors Deanne Tockey and Maria Ignatova wrote. Even though both genders were similarly interested in new jobs, compared to men, women applied to 20 percent fewer jobs and were 16 percent less likely to apply after viewing a job, the results said.


Women were also 26 percent less likely to ask for a referral even when they had a connection to someone at the company that was hiring, the results said.


The data was gathered from over 610 million users around the world over the course of 2018.

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