I recently started to apply for positions and started my job searching process.  I don’t enjoy this process at all.  And while going thru the emotional roller coaster, a friend and I had a conversation about how going on interviews are like going on blind dates.  There’s a deep truth in this topic….

  1. Your first impression will most likely make or break the relationship.  You don’t usually get a second chance to make that first impression.
  2. You spend more than usual amount of time grooming yourself for the meeting and end up putting on outfits that you normally wouldn’t wear.
  3. You are even willing to set up a meeting with someone/position that you are not 100% sold on but you do it because you think there’s a slim possibility that it will be more than you expectation.
  4. No matter the person/position, you go into the meeting thinking there’s a chance it may lead to something that will become part of your life.
  5. The entire meeting is usually full of “getting to know you” kind of questions.
  6. You spend a lot of time during the meeting saying things about yourself that may not be 100% true but you are assuming that it will leave a positive impression on the other person.
  7. If you end up going into a lot of these meetings and have to meet with the same person repeatedly, it not only gets emotionally/intellectually draining but you start running out of outfits that could make the kind of impression that you are trying to make.
  8. You can’t help but to start envisioning your future with this person/position as soon as you meet.  It could be bad or good.
  9. No matter the person/position, you always want a call back.  Usually sooner than later.
  10. If it doesn’t work out, for whatever reason, even if you walked away from the person/position, there’s a sense of hope lost.  A sense of what could’ve been… A sense of rejection, and a glimpse of future gone….