You probably don’t associate job interviewing with dating. But as it turns out, the two processes may have a lot more in common than you’d think.
Kathryn Minshew, cofounder and CEO of The Muse, a career and employment platform, explained to Business Insider that if you don’t remember that interviewing for a job is a lot like going on a date, you may run into a common pitfall.
“One classic mistake is when people give the impression that they just want a job, not this job or this company in particular,” Minshew says. “From a hiring manager’s perspective, you’re looking for someone who is excited about this role or this company. It’s kind of like dating. No one wants to date someone who just wants a girlfriend or boyfriend. People want to be with people who are interested in them.”
So be sure to make it clear why you’re a good fit for the organisation you’re pursuing. Otherwise, there won’t be a “second date” — or in this case, a job offer.
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