Talent Acquisition

Speed Dating and Interviewing: How to Find “The One”

Valentine’s Day can strike fear into the heart of even the most happily single person. As the hearts and flowers multiply in February, singletons might feel the urge to go looking for romance. But finding “The One” isn’t just hard for hopeless romantics — it’s also difficult for those looking to hire top talent. From a bad first date to a bad first interview, finding the right person is certainly no picnic.

The infographic below, compiled by Spark Hire, an online video resume and interviewing platform, compares the search for that special someone to the hunt for your perfect hire.

New tools like speed dating and video interviewing can help those looking for romance or a great hire find “The One” more quickly. After all, no one wants to waste time on the wrong person, whether it’s in a bad relationship or with a costly bad hire.

How can you evaluate candidates faster to find Mr. or Ms. Right? Whether you’re hiring for an important job or looking for your soulmate, this infographic can help you cut down on the process.

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By Heather R. Huhman

Heather R. Huhman is a career expert and founder & president of Come Recommended, a career and workplace education and consulting firm specializing in young professionals.