How Dating Rules Can Help You Get a Job
Treat Him Mean, Keep Him Keen
Nealeigh Mitchell | MediaBuzz
Don’t Give Away Your Milk for Free
Dating Tactic: You’ve finally found a decent man —no way you’re letting him slip away. You’re so eager to please, you’re willing to lay it all out there just to keep him around. So what if he gets sex, companionship, and cooking without the commitment? Well, without the promise of something more, you’re left co-dependent and at his every whim. Men won’t go for a home run when an easy bunt will keep them in the game.
Cubicle Tactic: Studies show women ask for 32 percent less than men for the same job. Why do we sell ourselves short? Are we afraid we’ll be turned down? Or do we lack bargaining savvy? Initiate salary negotiations and tell employers what you’re worth. Don’t just throw out a nice round number though. Do your homework: see what other people in the positions are earning, research the industry, and leverage your experience. Don’t ask, don’t get!
Don’t Waste the Pretty
Dating Tactic: You’re a year into your relationship, the fire’s gone, and you’ve settled in for the long haul. That’s normal, right? Doesn’t the new car smell fade with every relationship? Besides, you’re not getting any younger and the good ones are already taken, right? Wrong. Just because Mr. Right doesn’t exist doesn’t mean you should settle for Mr. Right Now.
Cubicle Tactic: Hate your job? Join the club. Work’s called “work” for a reason. But when does your dissatisfaction reach a point of no return? Well if the thought of your cubicle makes you physically sick, you’ve reached a plateau with no room for advancement, or your colleagues drive you to drink, it’s time to draft that resignation letter. Never sacrifice your health or sanity for a paycheck. Chop down the dangling carrot and make a clean break. You may find you can have all you’re looking for if you just look somewhere else.
Business, like dating, has rules of engagement. Ultimately, only you can determine the best ways to get what you want – and deserve. With the dating game and the job market more cutthroat than ever, I’m up for any advice that helps me get ahead in the hunt. Now if only someone would help me balance my checkbook, I’d be all set.
Source: Girl on Top, Nicole Williams