Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hob Knob Job Search: This is Like Dating

Searching for jobs is like dating. You have to put yourself out there to make it work. You write cover letters and dating profiles to talk about your best assets. You go on informational interviews/dates to see if there is a spark. You primp and pump up your LinkedIn and Match.com profile to make it stand out among the
masses. You network trying to find a match at mixers or bars or improv classes.

And sometimes you think you have a perfect match, but you just end up getting your heart broken.

I applied to a job that I thought would be a good fit for me. It was doing some of the same work I did for COM Career Services (which I really enjoyed.) I followed up with my former boss and she gave a strong recommendation for me to the hiring person.

However, I never got a call from them. I spoke with former boss about it and she told me about the conversation. I guess the hiring manager was worried that I would bolt for another job soon. I'm a pretty loyal guy, so if I say I am going to be somewhere for a while, I will be there.

She also said that it was "low paying." It was in the "Low 40's." ARE YOU KIDDING ME? In case anybody didn't realize, That's A LOT MORE THAN WHAT I'M MAKING NOW.

So I felt kinda like a got rejected by a girl that I liked.

However, I said what I do when that situation happens in real life, "Her loss."

The funny thing here is that I've actually had some success in online dating lately. I'm dating a great girl who I connected through online. Maybe that's a sign?  

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