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Dont feel the way you think, nowadays its not like that, I myself has come across large no of males for the interviews.
Nothing is dominated by anayone.
Even the female exist in the feild of technology, engineering coming out from teaching or stiching profession.
We are global now, caste, creed, sex, class,state does matter.
The thing which matter is our Qualification, Experience, Knowledge, Communication and way of approach etc.
This is with referrence to your punch lines written below your posts:
Please be positive and enthusistic, if you are a failure in life then please go to some holy palces, clean your mind and come back to live.
And obviously do not demorilise / demotivate and support negative approaches or belief's.
Its only good faith and support of friends and relatives which make you tough and hard to fight during depressions.
Hence, be positive, optismistic and give postive reponses.
FYI - I have heen for a interview at a very large organisation and HR was short and darkseen but obviously with best of the best communication skill and competency.
However, how far should one stretch the observation, well thats any-body's guess! Lets face it, men and women are different and women often have to break the shackles of 'unwanted correlation' and might require to prove themselves more than often to make it to the top... That being said, the challenges for men could be different too... :-)
I feel, we can not generalize the statement `In HR, females are preferred'. If you look at various HR functions, Recruitment majorly is handled by female employees. But when it comes to complicated contract management, labour management, IR, trade union etc. it is male HR who handles it (barring few exceptions)
It was considered as safe and timely employment for female, as they had to attend home responsobilities too. But now scenario has changed. Female too contribute at par with male employees in terms of working hours or responsibilties.
In my view, it is pointless to argue on this rather we should focus and optimize our energies, resources, knowledge to get the best possible opportunity.
I am not sure if the changes are known to all. Hence, you see the qn from Kuldeep... Apparently, his experiences could be different. It maynot be totally pointless.
I know that in B-School recruitments one often hears the 'skirt-factor'. Most say its pointless, yet, many believe it still exists.
Your own post seems to confirm the existence, probably a point in the pointless :-)
The era which we belong to does not talk about female or male, lets get working no matter where in which areas or in which function.
HR is feminine, marketing is what? Male dominated...and science and technology..?? there is nothing like gender domination in any function or field, its all about how good you are in skills, competencies, knowledge and expertise.
You are right, it hurts!
But let me be honest for a second here. Gender ratio is an important concept in HR and is often talked off in most HR presentations. So, don't you think one should try to understand this in more detail?
True, one doesn't inherently try to do it (although in Europe, it is specified in every vacancy: Male or Female). Why is it that HR alone has a different gender ratio? Worth trying to understand... Don't you think so? Further, guys in HR (the respected members of this forum), seem to confirm some of these aspects...
I feel it is interesting because some of the most respected companies visiting some of the most respected campuses actually DO PRACTICE somethings which imply gender biases. You can see how their recruitment patterns have been consistent enough to show a swing in a given direction.
Forgive me, I am not trying to get picky, but its interesting to know what the others feel.