If we are honest with ourselves, fear can be a constant companion during a job search. It’s natural when you think about it, as so much can ride on a successful job search, in particular if your current work is untenable, or you are unemployed. So many questions: How are you going to pay the bills? What if I never secure a great job? What if they don’t like me? What do I do, if I stuff up the interview? Am I considered too old, too young? How does my application stack up against others?
It is really easy to let our mind run rampant and live a life filled with fear. This of course can be exhausting, as a job hunt can be stressful enough as it is, without inviting doom and disaster.
Fear can also erode your sense of confidence and I strongly believe that employers can smell fear, and this in turn will diminish any confidence they may have in you and what you can offer them. [Read more…]