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When hiring candidates for technical programming jobs, do more women apply than men, and if so, do they have better work experience on their CVs than men?

When I was handling CVs for a checkout assistant, a service job, more men applied than women for the job, but the women had more work experience. This suggests that even though the women are a minority, they were preferred over the majority for service work.

Would the situation flip round if you switched the genders?

If the job vacancy was for a programming job, which is technical not service work, would more women apply to the job than men, and if so, would the minority group of men be preferred as they had more work experience on their CV?

(I find this to question to be a good litmus test at detecting institutionalised sexism within employment.)
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