This post, You Don't Have To Be (100%) Qualified To Get A Job, comes from OnSugar Blog Life: Forward.
How many of you will be perusing job listings this weekend? Now that you've updated your resume (and if you haven't, check out our top tips to get it in shape), you're ready to start shopping... ahem, applying.
How do you decide whether to apply for a job? Probably by making sure you meet all of the criteria listed, right? Well, maybe that's not the right approach.
Among the many factors contributing to en earning more than women over the course of their careers is the fact that men will apply to a job if they meet as little as 60% of the criteria, while women will only apply if they meet 100 percent. Men earn more because they take a chance that the company listing the job will hire them despite the fact that they don't meet every single criteria in the job listing - and, based on the current wage gender gap, it clearly works.