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Women Don’t Apply To “Male-Sounding” Job Postings, Whatever That Means

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  • A small study of 260 people found that women are deterred by the language in job postings, particularly when “male-sounding” words are used like “aggressive” and “assertive.” Instead, ladies responded to ads using words like “sociable” and “dedicated.” Surprise, surprise, language in job postings didn’t deter dudes at all. [EurekaAlert]
  • Do you work for one of these 71 companies which don’t want to cover birth control in their health insurance plans? If Hobby Lobby is successful at the Supreme Court, these non-religious businesses just might be able to do so. [Mother Jones]
  • Welcome to North Carolina, where Republican wannabe-politicians tell 6th graders that gay marriage is like “a man marrying a dog.” [Raw Story] Keep reading »

Sarah Palin Pounds The Pavement

Are you looking to hire a 40-something woman with managerial experience and a great head of hair for your company? Someone who can wink on command? Well, you are in luck, because Sarah Palin has posted her resume on LinkedIn. On it, she lists her stints as governor of Alaska, vice presidential nominee, and chairperson of the oil and gas conservation commission. Her specialties? “Attacking ‘business as usual,’ Oil Companies, Good Old Boy Networks, Government waste, Earmarks, and Pork Barrels. Strong experience within the Executive Branch of Government.” (She forgot capitalizing Random words! And reading Playgirl!) She’s interested in “job inquiries, business deals, and getting back in touch.” And she’s been recommended by five whole people. How can you not hire her? [CNN] Keep reading »

How Not To Embarrass Yourself While Applying For A Job

Rough day today? You simply must read The New York Timesprofile of twin sisters Kristy and Katie Barry, age 24, who provide a solid eight minutes’ worth of entertainment. Kristy and Katie graduated from Rutgers last year, they’ve applied to 150 jobs, and they still haven’t landed that dream job in journalism— either sports reporting or having their own TV show.

The twins, who work as bartenders and dog walkers, have tried all the usual job search tactics—you know, mailing a package of chocolate-covered peanut butter balls to potential employers, befriending editors on Facebook, taking improv classes and playing softball to hunt for leads. No luck! Are you shocked? Keep reading »

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