Dating your Job

17 Apr

I need some action and fast… so I’ve been browsing on-line profiles all day. Some don’t give me a good picture, some aren’t looking for long term relationships, and some either say too little or just talk way too much. I did find quite a few that were willing to pay me though, real CASH! No I’m not talking about the ‘Plenty of Fish’ world of on-line dating, this is a real job hunt people!

So I’ve been in London for two weeks now and I’ve just started the tedious process of looking for a Job. If you are reading this then I regret to tell you this is more of a warning for Future Dom then it is intended for you to read, but since you’ve started… please help yourself!

“Future Dom… DON’T QUIT, the pain of looking for new work is UN-BEARABLE!”

But since change is inevitable here I am, excited, scared, nervous, but full of hope. And as a browse through countless new job posts I’m beginning to realize that this is a lot like dating. Just as ten or twenty years ago, people flocked to the newspaper to look for jobs but always giggled when they came across ‘Blue eyes searching long term stable, flannel wearing lover’ in the personal ads. Well know we flock to the digital world for jobs and sometimes as well dates. But with dating there’s a courting period, there’s a progression. Some may argue with me on the order of this but elements remain true… There’s Flirting, Seeing, Dating, BF / GF, then engaged if you’re old school, and then Marriage. There’s a natural progression, and every step requiring a new level of commitment. Well I realized with 99% jobs there’s the online profile which is one version of you, then an interview then getting hired. That’s it period. No courting, no dates, and interview and a contract for five to ten years. Forget marriage, Could you commit to a long term relationship, if you had just seen a profile and met them once? NOOOO!

This is ludicrous and puts way too much emphasis on my poor little latin friend: curriculum vitae or better known as CV. And consequently there are the ‘Masters of deception’, skilled in the arts of the mystical “CV” but honestly can’t add, file, or lift a phone for the life of them, and then you have the rest of us, Quality workers but because we’re neurotically switching between Arial and Calibri, Left and centered, one page or two, we can’t, for the life of us, seem to get a decent interview.

Okay I know it’ll all work out in the end, and in three weeks / 2 years, I’ll be saying “It was easy getting a job! Really you don’t have one? You don’t say?” But until then, here’s to all the little guys, good hard working people, who are afraid they might not get married to a job because their profile was just a tad too clingy and long term!




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