End discrimination in jobs

Updated: 2013-08-22 09:20

(China Daily)

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A study conducted by Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, Hubei province, shows that women are indeed discriminated against in the job market. Although some people may not agree with the findings of the study, there is no denying that gender discrimination does exist in the job market. So instead of wasting time on debates, the authorities should take measures to eliminate gender discrimination, says an article in China Youth Daily. Excerpts:

Normally, people react to studies like the one conducted by Huazhong University of Science and Technology by feeling aggrieved or taking steps to change the situation. For example, since it is not easy to change society's opinion, individuals should change their views on what forces some people to go in for plastic surgery to look "presentable" and succeed in the job market.

By enhancing their "looks", job hunters expect to not only get better paying jobs, but also achieve greater success in the future. Although people who undergo plastic surgery have no guarantee that they will emulate the success of others, they unwittingly end up furthering the unhealthy demands of the job market.

Candidates should be making greater efforts and spending more time on honing their skills and gathering more knowledge to not only get a good job, but also succeed in their careers in the long run. In other words, "looks" should not be a criterion for the success of a person in a job. Rather, skill and knowledge should be the deciding factors of success.