William Frierson is a staff writer for CollegeRecruiter.com.
It is natural to have concerns in your job search, especially in a challenging economy. For example, can you get a job? Will this job support you (and your family)? How much will your job search cost? However, it is important not to allow anything to frighten you in your search for employment.
Here are some fears that job seekers have:
Fear of asking for help- There is no shame in telling people that you’re looking for a job. You never know who is able and willing to help you.
Fear of the unknown- These days, many people are using technology to advance their job searches. If you’re not the most tech-savvy individual, consider taking a computer class; what you learn could make a difference in your job search.
Fear of not being perfect- You don’t necessarily need to be the perfect candidate, but at least be qualified for the job you are interested in getting.
Fear of being out of your league- There is a lot of competition for jobs, so you must put your best foot forward in your job search. As long as you’re a prepared job seeker, you are capable of competing with anyone.
While you might be fearful of what could happen in your job search, the worst case scenario is not being a part of the process and missing out on potential opportunities. Step out on faith, and conquer your job search fears.
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