As internship period drew nearer, so did my stress and tension. And in the midst of writing resumes and sending cover letters, I had a thought. Is finding a job like finding love?
It may sound cynical and maybe illogical. But hear me out. When you’re finding love, you go and seek for it, like when you’re finding a job. You either chance into a notice, or know exactly where you want to go. And the cover letter you send in jobs, is like flirting when you are finding love. In a few sentences, a few paragraphs if you permit, you have to use that little time to interest and engage the other person.
If you get that attention, then we’ll talk. And when it comes to resumes and experience, it’s like the conversation. Getting to know more about each other. And when finding love, you may like a person a lot, so much in fact, and you see nothing else.
But for the employer or company, they receive tons of cover letters and resumes, and they keep their options open. To you, they might be the only person you see. But to them, in the dark or knowingly, you are just one of the options. And you’re just engaged because you stand chance, or you are a second option in case one fails?
And the interview? The date. Maybe they are interviewing a list of potential candi(dates), maybe the person you are in love with is dating are few people simultaneously. Like an interview, you don’t know who you’re competing against, but you know you’re not the only one.
And sometimes one fails, you employ the help of job finding applications and websites, like how some people turn to tinder or grindr. And the rest? Leave it up to the high heavens.
Isn’t it quite symbolic? Cynical and pathetic, that you put so much, too much sometimes of yourself into one person, to know you’re just, still an option. But still can’t shake that feeling off, hurting yourself over things are would hopefully matter.
We all want to be the person who changes the unsolvable. But sometimes, they just got to do the solving themselves. As much as we would like for it to work out, there’s just so much love can do until it stops.