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The upsetting truth about how men and women apply for the same jobs.

When it comes to applying for jobs, men and women look at the application process very differently.

As much as we all like to think that we’re all working on an even playing field, science and statics tell us a very different story.

And science is never wrong.

In a recent article, Forbes magazine explained this phenomenon and labeled it “the confidence gap” suggesting that it may also go some way towards explaining the gender pay gap:

“Women… aren’t taking action often enough and that’s crucial. We don’t have to be perfect…”.

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On average, a woman will only apply for a job if she fulfills 100% of the requirements.

The average man will apply for that same job if he meets just 60% of the requirements.

Of course, this situation is a lot more complicated then just saying "women should learn to be more confident."

Women have been raised to think differently. The world treats them differently. It's going to take a lot more than a magic wand and an empowering Beyonce tune to turn the tables.

But this knowledge is a start.

Of that we can be 100% sure of.

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