Ramphal recommends switching off your phone during a date. Vena Ramphal: "This is possibly the weirdest behaviour for a first date." Don't keep checking your phone.In job searches as well as online dating, you have one shot at making a good first impression.
Would you blanket the market with a generic cover letter in the hopes that somebody gets back to you?
Steer clear of clichés and innuendo, aim for wit without sarcasm, and avoid excessive modesty as this will invariably backfire.” “Keep initial approaches brief and light-hearted.” “Officially it’s rude to ignore overtures, so a brief response is always appropriate.” “Not everyone will abide by the rules of the game, though, so if you are ignored by someone you’ve taken an interest in, give up graciously after two messages are left unanswered.” “If you wish to turn an online interest into reality, one of you must take the leap of faith and suggest meeting in the flesh.
Online dating might have finally driven me to the brink of insanity.
For every job there are hundreds of applicants submitting their resumes and cover letters.
For a truly good job with excellent benefits, there are hundreds of interested candidates.