By Hannah Morgan Job Search and dating both conjure up feelings of discomfort. Here are 15 of the basic rules of dating and how they apply to job search: Know what you are looking for. Don't talk about a job too early in the process of networking, that is like talking about what you want to name your children on the first date. Another reminder: turn your cell phone off before the date/meeting/interview.
And yet, they are the necessary evils that you have to endure to achieve the desired outcomes.
Online dating is largely considered “personal,” while job searching online is viewed as “professional,” yet isn’t it funny how there are still so many similarities between the two?
In fact, you can learn a lot about how to search for jobs effectively by studying the etiquette of online dating.
You may not immediately see a connection between job searching and online dating, but the two have more in common than you know.
Speaking of the Internet, isn’t it eerie that online dating services ask a lot of the same questions as online job applications?
The Switch mobile app, shown here in a still, allows prospective job candidates to browse job listings and communicate with companies who may be interested in hiring them.
The app has drawn comparisons to the online dating platform Tinder.
That’s why those nagging insecurities can overwhelm us before a date/interview; we’re putting ourselves, warts and all, at the mercy of another person/company.
Their good opinion matters immensely, and may even be a life changer.