Does gender make a difference? Undergraduate students' use of smart CVs for career planning

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1869-1878
Volume2015-March
ISBN (Print)9781479973675
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

Publication series

Name
Volume2015-March
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Title48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015
PlaceUnited States
CityKauai
Period5 - 8 January 2015

Abstract

In the contemporary society, gender equality in accessing the job market is advocated, and often protected by law in developed countries. In reality, however, gender differences exist in different aspects and stages of recruitment processes and career development, say from career planning, job search, application, recruitment and promotion. Such differences are usually exemplified by different interesting findings in the literature. Some research findings had shown that male candidates spend less time than female candidates to secure a post-displacement job, male candidates in overall are more 'linear' in job seeking than female candidates. One proposed explanation on the phenomenon is on how male and female candidates use online CVs for job hunting. This research aims to investigate the undergraduate students' perceived effects of three facets: Portfolio, Presentation and Presence in career planning, job search and application processes by using online CVs. Initial results indicate that gender differences exist on the perceptions of 3P's in career planning. Notably, female candidates see their Presence has direct relationship with Career Planning but male candidates do not. While male candidates perceive a direct relationship between Portfolio and Career Planning, but their female counterparts do not.

Research Area(s)

  • Career planning, Gender differences, Portfolio, Presence, Presentation, Smart CV

Citation Format(s)

Does gender make a difference? Undergraduate students' use of smart CVs for career planning. / Cheung, Terence Chun-Ho; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Cheung, Hok Ling.

Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Vol. 2015-March IEEE Computer Society, 2015. p. 1869-1878 7070036.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review