How do you know you’re in love with a potential new job? When you start talking about it in your sleep, for one thing.
We’ve all been there. You’re scouting around, surveying the latest job listings on the market when it catches you out of the corner of your eye. Not just any job. THE job. And you have to have it. You have to have it right now.
Crushing on a job isn’t so different from crushing on a person. Your thoughts become circular, spiraling ineffably toward the object of your desires as you’re eating, riding the train, trying to fall asleep at night. It enters your conversations unbidden, so that one minute you’re talking about what you had for breakfast and the next you’re prattling on about the merits of modern beekeeping techniques (in this hypothetical scenario you really, really want to be a beekeeper).
There’s no cure for this condition except biting the bullet and shooting off your application, but for now let’s focus on knowing the signs. So without further ado, you know you’re crushing hard on a job opportunity when…
Except by “marry” you mean “get the job.” But what’s the difference, really?
Better grab the sweat bucket.
“Dear hiring manager…” No, too generic. “Dear VERY ATTRACTIVE hiring manager…”
Nope, just the pizza guy letting you know he’s outside.
Just keep in mind that spontaneous hand jiving is not an acceptable answer to “what are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?”
Hope you’ve still got that sweat bucket.
“Are you sure you don’t have the wrong number?”
You can thank us later.