Remember the excitement of first dates, especially the ones that led to lasting relationships?
The interviewing process is a lot like dating. Most first dates are relatively unplanned. You may try to get a few tips about the person you’re dating – a little “inside information” – but for the most part, you can’t do a lot of planning because the person you’re meeting is fairly unknown to you.
Further, many of those successful first dates happen merely because the opportunity was suddenly there for you. When the stars align just right, you have to act!
You probably had a few butterflies in your stomach and were uncertain how things would go. But something inside you advised, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
So you went on a date and discovered more about the other person. One thing led to another, and eventually, you realized that it was a relationship worth pursuing, all because you gave it a chance in the beginning.
When you accept the first date, you open yourself up to wonderful possibilities. If you shy away from it, you may experience regrets later.
So keep regrets off the table. Accept interviews when a company invites you. Good things can happen.