Speaking Point: My theory is that successful online dating is all about presenting yourself. Here’s how some principles that I teach my clients online dating can help you get your next job.
Speaking Point: Your Portfolio – Like an online dating profile you want to make sure that your resume is in the best condition that you can make it. Proofread, have someone else give you feedback on it, and use as much detail as possible.
Speaking Point: Your Meeting – In an interview just like on a date you want to be yourself. An employer just like a mate can tell if you are speaking truth or just saying what they want to hear.
Speaking Point: Your Research – Make sure you google the company as you would google an online date that you’re about to meet. Any public information about the company that is available should be top of mind. Also, have an opinion on the latest news or endeavors that they are taking on.
Speaking Point: Your Presentation – Dress appropriately for the meeting. Find out about the culture of the company and dress to match that. You don’t want to wear as suit to interview for a construction job (even though you’ll look dapper and professional), you won’t fit the part in the mind of the hiring party.
Speaking Point: Your References – Reputation is everything. You want to make sure that your feedback is positive. Just like appearing on a site like dontdatehimgirl.com could ruin your dating luck, getting a bad or even mediocre reference may cost you the job. Make sure you are leaving your previous job on good terms and ask if someone in the organization that knows your work would serve as a reference for you.