It’s a match! Time to chat, if you’re brave enough!
Tinder, the recently popular dating app lets you detect eligible partners who are in your proximity. Based on 5 pictures and a few sentences, Swipe left = no thanks, swipe right = I’m interested. Both swiped right – It’s a match! Time to chat, if you’re brave enough!
Tinder may seem like a waste of time and extremely ‘cringe’, however if you have a good profile, know exactly what you’re looking for and know what you want to get out of it, then you never know what could happen. You could find exactly what you’re looking for! The same rules apply when it comes to finding your perfect job:
First impressions count - Like Tinder, the photograph on your CV or LinkedIn account is important while applying for jobs. A photograph will give your potential employer an automatic first impression of you - so make sure it is one which portrays how you would like to come across!
Make it a good first liner - Your opening ‘one-liner’ is extremely important. Even with great photographs, if your one-liner is a shocker then you’re definitely a goner, so when it comes to both Tinder and your job search, make sure your opening line is attention grabbing.
Quickly respond to messages - When a match on Tinder starts to chat,it is important to give the right impression back. Much of this will depend on how quickly you respond. Showing enthusiasm is a good thing, but chasing too much will show a lack of patience and understanding of other people’s priorities. Don’t double text!
Figure out what you want before you start looking – Job hunting is most effective when you have specific targets and goals. You may think that you’ll have moreluck if you leave yourself open to all the possibilities.In reality, having specific job role in mind shows passion. If you’re unsure about what you want and need more time, avoid contacting companies until you’ve set clear goals.
The right match is important - Don’t settle for the wrong Tinder match; don’t settle for the wrong job. Many people will settle for less than they want from a Tinder match. Likewise, many people also feel trapped in work which provides a wage but nothing else, with no opportunity to utilise their skills, which in turn will leave them unmotivated and wanting more. Make sure you don’t make the same mistake with your next role, being in the wrong job can affect many aspects of your life.
Confidence - When you’re asked on your first Tinder date, many people will feel nervous and anxious and some will even cancel at the very thought of being out of their comfort zone. However, if you don’t go, you’ll never know. Many people are also hesitant to network as they’re afraid of being seen as pushy or annoying. However, networking is about building relationships. Having a great networking style will help you to find the perfect job, increase the amount connections in your chosen industry, and stay determined and motivated while finding a job.