How Your Dating Experience Can Help You Hire Smarter

How Your Dating Experience Can Help You Hire Smarter

When my company began hiring a few months back, I couldn’t help but feel like I was online dating. As I read through resumes and cover letters, I wondered: who’s worth swiping right?

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Not all of the potentials I had my eye on were a mutual match. Some had salary requirements that didn’t fit our budget and others had accepted another position by the time I reached out. It wasn’t meant to be.

Even still, there were so many matches who clicked with me and my team. Our interviews (mostly) felt like great dates. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by choosing just one, until I realized that the relationship advice we give our clients at eFlirt can apply to our own hiring process, too.

Because really, when you’re hiring, you’re choosing your next relationship. That’s exactly what we do for our clients — we help them meet their right click online and then develop the relationship in person with someone they can hopefully fall head over heels with. So why not translate our own advice to our next hire?

I hired someone who has amazing professional chemistry with my team, whose values align with the company, and who is deeply passionate about the work we do. In the spirit of helping you find “The One” for your business too, here are my three biggest dating tips that apply to the hiring process.

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Laurie Davis is the CEO and Founder of eFlirt, the online dating Concierge service, and author of the best-selling book, Love @ First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating.

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