And yet, they are the necessary evils that you have to endure to achieve the desired outcomes. When you were dating, did you ever meet someone who caught your interest? You know what the office building looks like; you know what your date looks like.You know most of the employees; you know who his last two girlfriends were.You might reiterate your skills or mention a joke you said during the date.
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. You start thinking about the stories you've told, if your laugh seemed forced, if your handshake was too weak and then you begin to drive yourself crazy.You have experience from past internships and relationships, but you still feel inexperienced around this new prospect.You distract yourself with friends, family and hobbies, but "the thoughts" always seem to find a way to sneak back into your mind. You are so overjoyed with happiness, you can't stop smiling. Then there's discussing holiday and birthday plans, calling sick into work and getting embarrassed over a story you told. When is the appropriate time to post a status or picture of your new office or boyfriend?When you get that phone call to confirm a job offer or the, "I had such a good time with you the other night. You realize that all the waiting was worth it, because it worked out. Meeting the boss or your boyfriend's parents is a terrifyingly exciting experience. Let them know the job will be taken care of with the utmost responsibility. You want the world to know how happy and blessed you are; all your hard work has paid off.