Today, I invite you on an exciting journey through the love life and the sometimes impenetrable job journey. The parallels between these two worlds are so striking, it’s almost as if Cupid and LinkedIn have decided to team up. So buckle up as we embark on a journey full of surprises, emotion and a dash of humour!
Patience is a virtue - in dating and in your career
Rejection is not doom
I’ve danced with the feeling of self-doubt after a rejection, questioning if I’m not good enough or if there’s something inherently wrong with me. But here’s the twist: sometimes, others are simply on the hunt for something different that aligns better with their groove. And you know what? That’s perfectly okay. Instead of letting setbacks cast a shadow, let’s embrace the forward strut, knowing that somewhere out there, someone or something is ready to applaud you for the dazzling soul that you are.
Job interviews and first dates - a nerve-wracking experience
Job interviews and first dates are like an emotional rollercoaster, an exciting tightrope dance through life. You have to prepare, hide your nerves and try to put yourself in the best possible light. And yes, we’ve all had our share of horrible dates and interviews. But here’s the good part: They are not just lessons, they are perfect stories to share with the girls over a glass of wine. Cheers to the rollercoaster of life!
In job interviews, we often worry about being good enough for the company. But how often do we forget to ask ourselves if the company is good enough for us? After all, we applied because at least 80% of the job description matched our skills. We have something to offer, and we shouldn’t forget that.
Communication ghosts: the phenomenon of ghosting
In the thrilling realm of love and career pursuits, there are moments that evoke the enigmatic disappearance of specters. Yes, I’m referring to ghosting – that captivating phenomenon where someone waltzes into our world only to vanish into the digital abyss without a trace.
That sounds really spooky, doesn’t it? You’ve had a fabulous tête-à-tête, possibly a first-date rendezvous or a job interview that held the promise of a professional rendezvous, and then? Complete radio silence. No text, no call, just a vast emptiness. It’s as if they vanished into the elusive realm of non-commitment. If you’ve danced with these phantoms in your love life or career journey, fear not; you’re not alone. I can vouch for the frequent appearances of these apparitions, haunting both matters of the heart and the pursuit of the dream job.
Masquerade exposed: the dilemma of catfishing
I’ve experienced this in both areas. In love, I met people who presented old or heavily edited photos and gradually revealed their true personalities. When looking for a job, companies promised fantastic benefits and modern working conditions that were often just wishful thinking. It feels like a scenario from a romance film where the reality doesn’t match the trailer.
The lesson from these experiences is that we should always be critical. If something sounds too good to be true, it often is. Trust is crucial in both worlds, and if someone lies from the start, how can we be sure they’ll be honest later? Whether it’s a pay rise or a romantic promise, the truth is often less glamorous but more honest.