Let’s also assume that conditions on the day of the interview are identical and, thus, neither you nor the interviewer is in a bad mood because of the weather or some personal trouble.
Oh, and let’s also assume that we all play on an absolutely level playing field, and the interviewer doesn’t have a preference between hiring a woman and a man. Even if this Bizarro World is true, you and your partner can still approach these amazing job opportunities (which of course will come along frequently) in the following ways: I stand by a lot of my tips in the other post, as well — a relationship is nothing without similar lifestyles, and compatible attitudes towards finance.
I think you really need to assess what level the partnership is at before you make decisions or operating assumptions that will affect your career (or your finances, for that matter).
Regarding the job competitiveness: Let’s assume, for the sake of argument, that your resumes, your interpersonal skills, and your personalities are 100% the same — and so no one has a hobby or area of study that helps them bond with the interviewer better.
Particularly, you should make sure that your 10-year plans are compatible: for example, if either of you plan/hope-to off-ramp (or have your partner off-ramp) when kids enter the picture, that is something that should be discussed now.
I would say yes, make each other a priority, respect each other’s time. Understand that at certain times, each of your careers will be at pivotal/high-stress points, and recognize that you need to be extra-supportive at those times.
If your partner is already in a relationship, it is likely that he/she is having trouble juggling two or more partners at the same time.
For instance if your partner is a married woman, she may not only have a home and job to take care of but also a husband and kids to look after.
Whenever you ask him/her if you both can get together, does your partner always say that he/she has got an open house, or appointment, or convention going on.
It all boils down to busy men and women who barely have the time to plan dates with care, let alone have a fulfilling love life.
If you are stuck with one of those super-busy partners who always seems to be rushing, here are a few dating tips. The first thing you need to consider when a partner seems “always busy” is what they are busy with.
However here too you need to find out that your busy date is not using his/her work schedule to get away from you.
It could be that your partner no longer wants to see you and is thus making excuses like an upcoming project or an out-of-town tour to put you off.
Search for dating a man with a busy schedule:
First of all, it’s difficult to develop a meaningful relationship when both of you are working 60-100 hours as week on a consistent basis.