You Date a Company; You Don’t Marry It

I’m taking a little break from the Balance Series. This week includes a little insight into some of my rhetoric I use when out inspiring people to play a bigger game for themselves.

Last week I found myself talking to amazing women at a couple of events on how to articulate their awesome. On both occasions, I reiterated my standard theme:

You date a company; you don’t marry it.

I constantly use this phrase as a frame for referencing the different “dating” phases you, as an employee, go through.

Phase 1: Swiping Right on Tinder vs. Looking a company up on Glassdoor
Phase 2: The First Date vs. The Interview
Phase 3: The First Blush of Love vs. The First 90 days on the job
Phase 4: Saying “I love you” vs. Getting your first big project

These side by side analogies are endless; however, most come to an end with the inevitable breakup. Continue reading “You Date a Company; You Don’t Marry It”