Have you ever noticed that a first date can feel like an interview and an interview can feel like a first date? Interviews and first dates are scarily similar. The good news is practice makes perfect – your next interview could be prepping you for the moment you meet the woman or man of your dreams! How are these two interactions similar?

  1. Sweaty palms, nervous stomach, basic jitters
  2. Honestly trying to make a great first impression
  3. An attempt to say all the right things
  4. Imagining a future together
  5. Spending hours trying to pick out the perfect outfit to impress

The minute you exit the meeting, you replay the date or interview over in your head. You analyze whether or not you should call, text, send a thank you note or an email. You agonize over whether you should have said something different, better or stopped talking all together.

If you find yourself in a tizzy over prepping and dealing with your next interview Nicole Williams wrote a brilliant book on how to overcome all of the above.

We came across this wonderful website that assists in preparing you for your job search and career journey, as if it were a first date. Williams, author of “Girl On Top,” takes the “it’s all how you play the game” approach to the horrifying process of interviewing and dating.

“Just like our tendency is to throw out the rule book and call, and call, and call, and call the super hot dude you can’t help but imagine is “the one,” you’re going to come across the job, the boss, the client you can’t imagine yourself living without, and it’s exactly here where you need play the game. Finding, catching, and building a relationship with a beau simply isn’t so different from finding, catching, and building a relationship with a boss… And for those of you who think you’re above playing games in love or in career, good for you… have fun in the mailroom.”