8 Ways to Survive a Recruiter Office Romance

February 14 2014 by Editorial - admin










Valentine’s Day is here… and one of 2 things is likely are like to happen:

  • time to book a restaurant, take out your significant other and then text/tweet on your respective smart phones and totally ignore eachother
  • time to go out with your single mates and get totally annihilated!

We normally blog about recruitmentsocial media etc… blah blah blah! Today we want to get a little soppy and talk about lurrrrrvve… or as recruiters used to call it in our day “scoring”.

Apparently 80% of relationships start in the office (perhaps 81% finish there?).  May I suggest that for recruiters that yes, 80% may start there… and then they kind of continue, trip and fall, end, start again and then either explode or implode (a little like the life cycle of a candidate?)

We’ve picked our brains (and maybe our history) and come up with some tips for surviving a recruiter office romance.

8 Tips for Recruiters to ensure that their office romance doesn’t get out of control!

  1. Never go out in public – stay hidden in one of your respective homes for at least 6 months
  2. At office parties, slag each other off – stay well clear of each other
  3. At office parties, totally get off with each other
  4. If you need to go to IKEA, and you’re spotted, have the following line ready “we’re here to get cable trunking for the office”
  5. Overcompensate at work and give each other a really hard time!
  6. Own really mainstream cars so when you follow each other in to work on the route that everyone else follows, you’re not spotted!
  7. Don’t disappear into the server room together to tidy the cables!
  8. Get married! Have kids and start your own business!


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