Time & Attendance
By Max Mihelich
May. 20, 2013
Ed Frauenheim is on assignment.
Online dating company eHarmony recently announced plans to get into the job search game. The company hopes to be successful by using methods similar to how it pairs compatible customers for serious romantic relationships.
Here’s what the Washington Post wrote about the subject: “At a time when many Americans are still struggling to find work, eHarmony is gambling that it can win users over with an approach that prioritizes the kind of personal, emotional qualities that are difficult to discern from a résumé or a LinkedIn profile.”
The new service isn’t set to launch until the second half of 2014. And most of the big questions about how it will work apparently remain unanswered.
So, considering all the question marks surrounding the proposed job search service, we decided to have a little fun with how job seekers will go about actually submitting applications.
Here’s some goofy stuff I came up with:
All levity aside, the idea that an impressive résumé doesn’t necessarily translate into a successful employee is what intrigues me most about this future eHarmony career service. I mean, regardless of how it’s fared since its IPO, Groupon was started by a guy with a music major. So who knows, maybe eHarmony will revolutionize the way companies hire. Maybe the service will flop and they’ll decide to just stick with the dating scene. I guess we’ll just have to wait a few years to see.
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