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From: The Washington Post

The worst question you could ask women in a job interview

The Washington Post:

During a recent talk in Washington, Google’s “people operations” chief Laszlo Bock said something notable about fixing the equal pay conundrum. While he admitted that men tend to negotiate more than women, what he didn’t do was suggest — as is so often the case — that solving the gender wage gap is simply a matter of women negotiating more. Rather, he said, “large companies could totally fix this problem.”

Whether the question is about salary history or salary requirements for the job (as many companies put it), throwing out that first number tends to be more stressful and cringe-worthy for women, said Laura Kray, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research has shown that women are more relieved when the first number they submit in a negotiation is accepted, whereas men are more likely to feel regret.

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