ERIC Number: ED114749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Women in the Job Interview: Survey of Employers 1973-74.
Goodrich, Joan; And Others
The present survey aimed to find out the opinion of employers on how women performed in employment interviews. The question raised was, "Are there any behaviors more common to women than men that are considered undesirable in an applicant and thus are hindering women applicants' chances of being hired?" An eight-page questionnaire was prepared to elicit employers' comments on various issues relating to women as applicants for employment. The employers in the sample represented various segments of industry, business, government and education. The following are the main results obtained: (1) employers reported that women's career goals and plans for the future are more short-term than men's goals; (2) marital status hindered advancement of women into management and a few other areas; (3) most respondents reported that women are more nervous and sometimes less confident during interviews than men are; (4) generally, female employers responded more liberally and tended to see no significant differences between men and women in a number of areas; and (5) most employers in the study seemed to be sincere in their efforts to afford women equal consideration in the employment interview and the hiring process. (Author/SE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Career Planning and Placement Office.