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Old 08-13-2012, 06:26 PM
 
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I find gender makes no difference. However, I do prefer an experienced interviewer over an inexperienced one.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:41 PM
 
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Hmmmm- you don't like sexism, so all things being equal, you'll hire the woman over the man every time. Yeah no sexism HERE at all LOL. (FWIW I am a fan of the internet bad-assery though )
Sexism would be hiring the female even if the male was more qualified. Hiring the person who I think I'd rather work with of two equally qualified candidates is nothing more than hiring the person who I think I'd rather work with of two equally qualified candidates.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: On the edge of the universe
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I don't think the gender really makes a big difference, it depends ultimately on whether they like you or not. If they don't like you it won't matter if they're male or female or anything in between. It's just workplace politics as usual.

I'm not sure if women belong in the kitchen (sticking pets in the microwave) or if men belong outside hunting (hunting the neighbor's pets). I think that both men and women are equal performers in the workplace (screaming at each other over workplace politics) and as hiring managers and interviewers (micromanaging and making a mountain out of a molehill).
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:15 AM
 
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It doesn't really seem to matter to me what sex they are or aren't. I'd rather have someone with a personality interview me. The interviews where you're sitting across from a dull, expressionless zombie is uncomfortable and a complete turn off for me. I interviewed for a job just last week and the first two men to interview with me were a couple of dry, awkward curmudgeons. Needless to say, I emailed them a couple days later and told them I didn't think it'd be a good fit for me.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I prefer male simply because they seem more upfront about their expectations and what the job actually entails. I don't mind being interviewed by a woman but sometimes it's harder to pin them down to a definitive answer on some things. Too many times I've had a job go bad because of "misunderstandings" in the interview process.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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I prefer interviews with females, by far. Better chemistry, and to be honest, I prefer the company of females to the company of males, unless they are into similar things as me (which is rare).
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