Commercial Property

Ask the recruitment doctor: is there a gender gap between skills potential and actual experience?

Property recruitment specialist Avril Clare offers advice for one reader unsure about applying for a senior role when the (female) candidate does not meet all the requirements advertised

A male candidate is more likely to have the confidence to approach the recruitment process differently to a female candidate

I am considering applying for a senior role as an asset manager for a European property fund in Dublin. One of the requirements is the ability to manage the financial reports through French. I have only a limited secondary-school level of French. Should I bother applying at all or would I be putting myself out there to fail?

ANSWER

There is always a risk of generalising when discussing behavioural differences between the genders; however, it ...