5 Tips Successful Daters Can Teach Job Seekers

5 Tips Successful Daters Can Teach Job Seekers How 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 its 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 the road.
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 schedule.

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