Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Treating the job search like dating, Part 2, or "You're not my type! (probably)"

In what seems to be an increasingly tight job market, treating the job search just like dating appears to be more important than ever.

For proof, read this article from on this very aforementioned topic here.  It gives you a dozen tips (and change) on how to get your future spouse, uh, employer, to the altar.

Which leads to this question.  How do you know a particular company is "The One"?

Using "dating" techniques, you invite that potential special someone out to lunch, or maybe coffee (networking).  Don't talk marriage (or job) at this point.  Instead, find out what the company is looking for in its employees.

If, after the first or second date, things aren't working out, it might be time to move on.  After all, there's a difference between persistent, and being a pest.  You just to have to know when take a hint, and find someone else to pursue.

It just might be that the people you're dating (or the companies you hope to work for someday) just simply might not be "your type".

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