Top Candidates Aren't Applying to Your Job Posting
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Author: Thomas Christian | Digital Marketing Coordinator at EGIA & OPTIMUS | April 11th, 2024

Top Candidates Aren't Applying to Your Job Posting

Joining the Matt Chatts crew to discuss successful women in HVAC, Kathy Robideau of Kathy Robideau of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Tracy Martin of Aeroseal and Courtney Meier of Temperature Pro San Antonio explained the qualities they saw most commonly in successful women leaders and entrepreneurs.

"Men will apply for jobs that they aren't necessarily qualified for, where when a woman looks at a job description, she looks at it quite literally," said Martin. "What are the qualifications or requirements for that job? And if she doesn't have one of them, she will disqualify herself."

Martin explained that men are more likely to take a risk in applying for a job, hoping that the hiring committee will overlook their lack of qualifications instead. "I wish more of us ladies would take that same spirit," said Martin.

Robideau elaborated, saying that there's data to back the claim that men will apply to jobs even if they only meet two out of ten qualifications. "Women can have nine of ten and will not apply for the job."

"There are situations that even I know I'm qualified for," said Meier. "If it's new construction and I'm just surrounded by the GC and a whole bunch of guys, I immediately have to work harder to let them know that I know what I'm talking about."

Meier even said that in conversations she's had with general contractors, they've told her that at first, they were skeptical about hiring her, and that only after her company, Temperature Pro San Antonio, finished the job, will the contractor tell her what a great job she's done and how great the experience of working with her was for them.

Robideau finished with a point about how more women being in leadership positions is the best way to help even more women get promotions.

"Often, men will say to a buddy, 'hey, I'm looking for somebody, do you know anybody?' Women will not do that," said Robideau. "Women are supporting each other more now and bringing each other along, and I think that's just really critical for companies and the future of women in leading positions or as business owners."

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