Q: I’ve heard that interviewing is like dating and I don’t understand that, except maybe you go for coffee or a meal on both. What other similarities are there?
A: Both dating and interviewing can start with an online application, an email interchange, or a simple phone call. You can be lucky and hit it off on a first date or get a job offer on the initial interview, but for the most part, dating and interviewing can take you down a road that will, in the end, result in happiness or entail rejection. Both processes require that you make a good first impression, both take some persistence thereafter, both require you to talk about yourself to people you don’t know, and both carry stakes that can have a significant impact on your life.