“Love Is Blind” and 5 Other Ways to Find True Love With Your Job Search

Dating websites, matchmakers, love gurus, talk show hosts and even psychics spend countless hours talking about love. At Simply Hired we believe that almost as important as finding a person to love is finding a job that you love. However, just as there are an infinite number of people with advice about love, job search can make it seem as if everyone you meet is an expert, too.

In honor of Valentine’s Day we’ve decided to take a few classic words of wisdom and help you find your true work love.

1. Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Were you laid off or let go? Did you leave your last role of your own accord but are struggling to find your next opportunity? If you’ve been out of work for an extended period of time it can be easy to begin to look upon your last job with rose-colored glasses. When you start to feel that nostalgia take over, take a deep breath and remind yourself of the facts behind your departure. Try writing a list of the pros and cons of your last position and focus on the opportunity you have in front of you. You can now find a job that you truly love.

2. There are plenty of fish in the sea

Job search can be a grueling and exhausting process, particularly if you’re waiting to hear back from companies where you’ve applied or interviewed. Don’t despair. There truly are plenty of fish in the sea, and the right one is out there for you. In fact, Simply Hired offers six million jobs in 974,000 occupations. If you haven’t found the right job yet, you can be sure that there are many more to apply to.

3. The course of true love never did run smooth

If you’ve been let go or are stuck in what seems like a dead-end job, sometimes it’s hard not to feel disappointed and/or disheartened. Even Shakespeare knew that. Just like in love, a career path is just that…a path. This path will turn suddenly, wind slowly and sometimes meet an obstacle that you have to climb over. Remember: you are not alone. Even celebrities have been at the mercy of the fickle hands of job search. Martha Stewart, the first lady of entertaining herself, has had an interesting path moving from being a child model to working on Wall Street and now running her own housewares empire, with a prison stint thrown in for good measure. Take one step at a time, and you’ll find that eventually you find what you’re looking for.

4. Love is blind

You’ve been looking for a job for a while, and after a few interviews with a new company you think you’ve found your dream job. Stop. Slow down. Try to maintain a balanced view of your new love. Don’t rush into things. Love should never be blind, especially when it comes to the love of a new job that you haven’t gotten yet. It’s important to know exactly what you’re signing up for when accepting a position so that you aren’t disappointed.

5. Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all

We’re not sure where this came from, but we couldn’t disagree more. Why do you ever have to lose? Please direct your attention to No. 3 on this list; there are plenty of fish in the sea.  If you’ve had to leave a job or a company that you loved, then check out Simply Hired to find your next true love.

At Simply Hired we believe that everyone should love what they do.

Happy Valentines Day!