We are a locally owned roofing company with a project manager sales model. In a recent company meeting, we discussed the need to hire a few more project managers for the upcoming season so we have placed ads on several job posting websites (Indeed, ZipRecruiter, LinkedIn, Craigslist, etc etc). All of the applicants have been male. While I know this is a male predominant field, are there any tips to attracting females to becoming a project manager?
While initially this might sound sexist, we aren’t trying to recruit females, we are just curious about if any other companies have found a way of recruiting new PMs that don’t deter a certain percentage of the population.
**There is a book called “Recruiting Rockstars” that says 80% of men will not apply if they don’t meet every qualification in the job description of a posting and 100% of women will not apply. Is that the barrier we are facing? Thoughts?