Category: getting a job


September 5th, 2011 — 4:41pm

Readers of this blog know that I’ve been pounding the pavement for awhile now. I’m happy to report that after 30+ interviews over the course of five months, I have landed a job with respected PR agency .

Much like the job search process itself, this happy ending has had a lot of parallels to dating.

Fairy Jobmother: my good friend and soon-to-be colleague Andrea got me the interview at Evins.

The conversation doesn’t feel strictly like an interview: There’s nothing worse on a first date than being interrogated like you’re applying for a job. Though tough questions are to be expected when you are seeking employment, the interview should also allow for some give and take. All 3 of my interviews at Evins were engaging conversations that went much deeper than the standard “where do you see yourself in 5 years?” fare. 

Both parties aren’t waiting to see if something better comes along: When you’re just not that into someone, you can’t help wanting to keep your options open. During my job search, I had multiple companies follow up with me more than once then fail to close the deal. It took just five days for Evins to extend me an offer, a reminder that…

You know when the chemistry is mutual: So many times during the dating process, you try to convince yourself that there’s a spark even when all the indications are otherwise. But you can feel if chemistry truly exists, because it just flows. I had that feeling with each person I met with at Evins.

I can’t wait to work with them when I start my new job on Thursday. Let the new professional chapter begin!

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