Let’s face it: for most of us, job hunting is a means to an end. Very seldom do you meet anyone who claims to enjoy the process for itself (and when you do, they’re generally such wildly extroverted people that they’re fairly rare specimens of humanity in the first place).
In this way, job hunting is a lot like dating – a thing you have to do, in order to get achieve your goal of a dream job or relationship, and not necessarily something you’d do for fun. That’s perfectly OK. In fact, by considering the many ways in which these not-so-fun processes resemble one another, you can figure out ways to maximize the experience to get to the dream-job part that much sooner.
5 Reasons Job Hunting Is Like Dating
Here’s how job hunting and dating are basically the same thing:
1. Rejection, rejection, rejection.
Why do most people dislike job hunting? Because so much of the process involves hearing the words, “thanks, but no thanks” … or worse yet, sitting by the proverbial phone and getting no feedback at all.