9 Ways Job Interviews are Like Online Dating

A List of Things That are Unlucky in Love and Job Search

7. Don't Dwell on Shortcomings

You want to stand out? Be you. A vague or overly general self-assessment guarantees you'll blend in, but wallflowers are last to dance and slow to be hired. You can't have every skill. While highly desirable, that would be equally unbelievable. So instead, be specific about where and how you excel.

On dating sites, this translates into profiles that display genuine personality. On a resume, that means focusing on your "star quality" attributes, and showcasing those top talents to fit the job to which you're applying.

Face-to-face? Don't apologize for your lack of managerial experience. Instead, draw attention to your creative initiative.