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Your Job Search Compares to the World of Dating

By: William Frierson is a staff writer for

Have you ever thought about the similarities between your job search and dating? I had not, until I came across an article, which focused on this topic. Everything actually made sense; the rules for dating can be applied to your job search to help you find your ideal employer. Here are some good tips to use.

-Don’t be afraid of rejection- This is a fact of life. You may have to pursue several job opportunities and hear “no” before someone finally says “yes”.

-Don’t use the same old line- If you are interested in someone, you might try to woo him or her with a good pick-up line. In a similar way, your cover letter should capture the interest of the reader enough to view you as an attractive candidate for a job.

-Don’t be a stalker- After meeting someone you want to date and exchanging contact information, you will probably follow up with him or her. The same is true when meeting a contact (say a recruiter) about a job opportunity. However, like a potential date, you don’t want a recruiter to think you’re obsessed with him or her. Follow up with a call or an email as a reminder of your interest in the position.

For other tips to apply to your job search, see the source below.

Hopefully, these tips will assist you in finding your ideal match in your professional life, as well as your personal life.

The Career News

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

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