Let’s have a little fun exploring the similarities between dating and recruitment- there must be some truth in this myth!
The light bulb moment
Dating: The realisation that you’ve been single for the past year and you need to pull up your socks and get back in the game.
Recruitment: You’ve been in the same job for 5 years, you’re too comfortable, progression has slowed and you need a fresh new challenge.
The search begins
Dating: In this modern world It’s all online, match.com, Tinder, Grind.. (we won’t go there) Plenty of fish, LoveStruck and Affinity to name a few. The e-fishing pond is more competitive than ever.
Recruitment: There are SO MANY recruitment consultancies out there! Where to begin?
Do your research, act on recommendation and go with a provider that hones in on your specific requisites.
Your profile – DARE
Both are written with the intention of hope so whether it’s writing a CV or typing up your dating profile the same rule applies:
Be Direct, Authentic, Real & Engaging
Do not, over exaggerate/ under-state, forget to use spell check and add a silly photo – none of these will do you any favours.
Making a good match
Incredibly important! A bad match is simply a waste of time for everyone involved so how do we reduce the risk?
Firstly, it’s not a gamble if you base your choice on facts. All you need to do is your homework. For your employer, you’re on to a winner if you share the same core brand values, relate to their culture and can add value to the job spec. Again for dating, read the profile carefully, spot the humour and shared interests as these will provide you with the assurances needed for that first all-important conversation
The Interview / Date
Let’s be honest, first impressions count and how you behave and present yourself goes a long way. Play safe on the dress code. Your attire should compliment the environment around you. If in doubt, call the meeting point / Recruitment Consultant for advice.
All too similar: we want them; we want them now, why aren’t you calling back? Whether it’s in relation to a new job or second date, if you’ve promised to make the call ensure you do it when you say you will.
Everyone loves that feeling, which is maybe why some of our consultants love recruitment. We get to hear that life changing shriek of joy every single day…
…It’s a shame the same can’t be said for some of our dates!
Happy Valentines everyone