Getting Hit On Is Good, But Getting Head-Hunted Is Better

Getting Hit On Is Good, But Getting Head-Hunted Is Better

It’s a Friday night and you’re out with your crew. You walk up to the bar to get a refill when all of a sudden you feel someone playfully bump into you and lean against the bar right next you.

“Hi! I’m Amy! What brings you to *insert city name here*?”

“Oh really? That’s so interesting, your job sounds so cool! Sooooo, what are you drinking?”

“Oh my gosh, me too!”

Now, it’s been a hot minute since an interaction with another person of the opposite sex went like that for me because I’m locked down, hard. BUT, those times years ago (although few and far between) when I the beneficiary of some flirting action, it always felt great. Getting hit on is an instant confident booster. You feel like the biggest baller in the room. Someone just came up to you, out of everyone else at the bar or at the party, and made the first move, completely unprovoked.

There really is nothing quite like it. That is until you check your inbox one day and find one of these game changers.

Subject: Doesn’t Hurt To Look For A New Role
Hi _______,
I came across your info and I wanted to see if you are interested in exploring new career opportunities.
Now’s a great time to make a career move.
In fact, I’m working on filling a __________ position for a client in Houston, TX.
If you’re interested, please shoot over a quick response with your most updated resume or apply through the link below!
Hoping to help you with your next great role!

BOOM. Just like that, you’re having an inner monologue and checking over your shoulder every couple seconds to make sure no one sees you’re being lured away right under their nose.

Damn, Chase, you move fast! I wasn’t even looking for a new position. I am definitely not trying to move halfway across the country. But you’ve got me thinking. What else is out there? Could there be better? And how did you get my contact information? I have like, 140 connections on LinkedIn. My profile hasn’t been updated in over 6 months. I haven’t even applied to anything in 3 years. I had to unsubscribed from Monster emails because it was all spam. But here you are. Out of the blue, making me feel wanted.

And just like that you’re on top of the world. It would have been just another day at the office. You were trudging through you day just like everyone else in the office. You were pounding coffee to get through the afternoon because lunch was making you drowsy. But now the whole situation changed. This job doesn’t have to be your only option. People want you. You are desirable. You’re a hot commodity. Those other chumps sitting there in their cubes are second rate number-crunchers. They may be closing minor deals. But you, you ARE the fucking deal. You are someone’s next commission. They don’t want you, they need you. And that, is a high unlike any other.

To hell with the cocktails, the high heels, and small talk. That’s a hard pass on the drunken sexual advances of other. You don’t want to deal with the awkwardness of the morning after anyways. You’ll take a headhunter sliding into your gmail over someone hitting on you any day of the week, and twice on Sunday.

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Mainer born and raised. Boston sports. Miller Lites. Let's get drunk and eat chicken fingers..

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