Not surprisingly, though there was no difference in performance between genders, women underrated their own performance more often than men.
Afterwards, participants were asked whether they’d like to enter a Science Jeopardy contest on campus in which they could win cash prizes.
As you can see, we ask the interviewer if they would advance their interviewee to the next round.
We also ask about a few different aspects of interview performance using a 1-4 scale.
Just think about dating from a man’s perspective.” Indeed, a study published in the confirms that men treat rejection in dating very differently than women, even going so far as to say that men “reported they would experience a more positive than negative affective response after…
being sexually rejected.” Maybe tying coding to sex is a bit tenuous, but, as they say, programming is like sex — one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.
Since gathering these findings and starting to talk about them a bit in the community, I began to realize that there was some supremely interesting academic work being done on gender differences around self-perception, confidence, and performance.Since we started working on interviewing.io, in order to achieve true interviewee anonymity, we knew that hiding gender would be something we’d have to deal with eventually but put it off for a while because it wasn’t technically trivial to build a real-time voice modulator.Some early ideas included sending female users a Bane mask.In this post, I’ll talk about what happened when we built real-time voice masking to investigate the magnitude of bias against women in technical interviews.
In short, we made men sound like women and women sound like men and looked at how that affected their interview performance.Interview questions on the platform tend to fall into the category of what you’d encounter at a phone screen for a back-end software engineering role, and interviewers typically come from a mix of large companies like Google, Facebook, Twitch, and Yelp, as well as engineering-focused startups like Asana, Mattermark, and others.