Want to Get Ahead? Flirt!

Want to Get Ahead? Flirt!

Wow, so it has been confirmed. Flirty females are more likely to gain negotiating mileage and get ahead in their careers. Does that mean the rest of us (those not perky like unicorns and rainbows) are screwed? Not so fast...



It seems researchers from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business have found that “flirtatiousness, female friendliness, or the more diplomatic description ‘feminine charm’ is an effective way for women to gain negotiating mileage.”

Thanks, science. Now I know what to tell women like the juniors in college I spoke to last week who are so eager to start their careers.





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