How Job Interviews Are Like First Dates

Just because it can be awkward doesn't mean it has to be. This is a guest post by Jamie Scuka. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. You know the feeling when you get off the phone after setting a date and time, you are feeling great, yet really nervous? Kind of sounds like a first date right? Or, is it a first interview? You have finally done it, made a step in the right direction after being attracted to an opportunity that you feel is perfect for you (at least at this stage in the game). Good for you! How exciting! Or is it? A first date and a first interview are pretty much one in the same. Nobody really likes interviews; not only candidates, but especially hiring managers. It always seems like pulling teeth to get an interview confirmed on their end, and it’s because it's the last thing they want to do even though they have a defined need. And as far as first dates are concerned, many of us have that one story about the blind date gone wrong, or the nightmare first date that you could never forget. They both can be very awkward for all involved, but if you approach a job interview like a first date from both sides then you will have a better handle of the interview, and the familiar flow will make it seem like second nature (even if it still is awkward).


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