Job interview questions favour men

Young women
face subtle discrimination in job interviews, according to research.

It shows
that male candidates
applying
to graduate training schemes are more likely to get asked open
questions. Open questions allow you to sell yourself more, claims report author
Dr Jo Silvester, occupational psychologist and senior lecturer at City
University.

Speaking at
the British Psychological Society in Glasgow, she said, "Men were given
more opportunity to talk and were given more choice over what they talked
about."

Women did
less well than men in telephone interviews. But despite the disadvantage of the
closed questions they did as well as men in face-to-face interviews.

Silvester
recorded more than 60 face-to-face interviews with 31 graduates in their early
twenties.

www.bps.org.uk

By
Mike Broad.

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