Applying a dating ‘strategy’ to the employment process really doesn’t make a lot of sense.Agency recruiters, on the other hand, cultivate long-term relationships with candidates BEFORE they have a job that is suitable.Now complicate it by factoring in the high probability that job seekers will be using a mobile device. True, many of them are already married, which doesn’t bode well for a site that wants to help people find lasting relationships that lead to marriage.BUT, a significant number of applicants are rejected because the answers they give on the e Harmony profile are inconsistent or too hard to match.Skepticism and fear are typical reactions to technology that changes how people connect.My colleague Derek Thompson, who interviewed Wolfe at the Washington Ideas Forum, brought up a 1909 song by Irving Berlin, warning women against dating men who own cars.Anyone you talked to online could be a murderer, or so it seemed.
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As far as I am concerned, agency recruiters shouldn’t spend even five minutes worrying about this new ‘competition.’ I’ve written before about how job boards compare to online dating services, and my sentiments haven’t changed.
Here are my top 5 reasons why e Harmony’s new endeavor won’t threaten agency recruiters: 1. Sometimes you go on a date and realize there won’t be a second date.