Sure, you may find slightly specified ones that focus on location or industry, but at the heart of it all you use all of them in the hope that at least one of them will actually work. It gets extremely frustrating receiving potential matches that just don’t work for you. You receive a response from a company, but two weeks after your interview they still haven’t gotten back to you.
Maybe it’s even worse; you think everything’s going well and then the very next day receive an outright rejection.
Step two: going through a multitude of potential matches only for things to fall apart again and again. Interestingly, it’s not so different from another part of taking your first steps into the post-graduate world… Here are a few ways that the graduate job hunt is like online dating. That’s where the protagonist already has the job, or that’s where you have an adorable meet-cute with the equally adorable love interest and you end up living happily ever after. While they may seem varied, all the job hunt websites and dating apps are essentially intended towards the same purpose. Maybe you’ll swipe right on someone cute, but nothing happens, and then you get a match with someone you tipsily swiped right on and now they keep trying to talk to you and you feel super weird about it.
That’s the process of the graduate job hunt, and gosh, what an exhausting process it is. Eventually, you’ll find one that seems to fit you, and then it’s time to formulate your profile. It seems that despite whatever parameters and filters you use, you don’t get the potential matches you wished for. You’re going to receive e-mails about being a senior business developer instead.
What does it look like, feel like, and sound like to be romantically connected?
You can tell two people are romantically connected by the way they interact.
I have a friend who’ll take out a few different girls every semester.