First dates are a lot like first interviews if you aren’t prepare
Ebony Joyce, Career Success Coach 178
Helping you find a career you love!
February 14,2020 at 1:26PM UTC
I wanted to share a date experience. One time, I let a friend set me up with a guy she worked with. It was a legit blind date. My friend convinced me that it would be a good match, he’s a great guy, etc. We’ve all been there, I think.
For some reason, she refused to give me much information about him, so I couldn’t check out his social media feeds before our date. I felt unprepared to meet him, I was nervous, I had sweaty hands, all of that.
This same situation happens a lot in job interviews, too! Maybe you’ve sat down for an interview wishing you would have done more research on the company or the hiring manager.
Oh, and as far as the date went, he actually did turn out to be a great guy… just not the right one for me. But, that’s okay! Sometimes your idea of a dream date (or a dream job) might be different from someone else’s!
Anyone else ever have a bad first date or bad first interview? What happen? Did you ever get a call back for a second date?
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