is job hunting like dating? There are plenty of ways. For example,
Eharmony (an online dating service) says initially sharing too much
information with your date could scare her off. You tell your date
that "My last relationship was a disaster" and of course she is
going to wonder what you had to do with that. The same is true with
job interviews. Tell a hiring manager "My last job was a disaster"
and she is going to wonder what you had to do with that. Rather,
focus on your positive attributes and that of the company you are
interviewing with and you will come out much further ahead! Here are
5 more ways dating is like searching for new work.
5 more dating tips from TopDatingTips.com:
1. Choose those you have a good chance of dating. Be realistic.
2. Join clubs, societies, sports events, drama groups -- anything
that might help you meet like-minded potential partners.
3. Take time off from dating occasionally if it’s not going well or
causing dating fatigue.
4. Enjoy dating for what it is, dating. It is meeting people and
socializing and spending time in the company of stimulating
individuals who may or may not play a bigger part in your life down
5. Never make yourself too available. People like mystery and
enigma and the thrill of the chase when dating.
Here is how that dating advice is like searching for a new job:
1. You have big career aspirations. Great! However, if you were a
fork truck driver and haven't completed any secondary education it
is unlikely you are going to be the company's CEO next week.
Identify what you want to do and then go get the education and
experience you need to accomplish your career goals.
2. Networking is critical. Networking is not begging your friends
for jobs. Networking is participating in appropriate real world and
online groups of like-minded business people and job seekers and
helping THEM meet their goals. Only through helping others does help
come your way!
3. Take occasional time off from job hunting. In fact being
involved in other activities gives you much more to talk about when
meeting new people, including hiring managers.
4. Enjoy your job hunting experience. This is when you get to meet
many new companies, many of which are all wrong for you, but several
of which will be just right for you! Enjoy the process and choose
your next job wisely!
5. Don't be overly eager to please a hiring manager. You're setting
the wrong precedent by dropping everything else to accommodate their