Spooked by the idea of looking for a new opportunity? You aren’t alone. The 2013 Job Interview Anxiety Survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Everest College found that 92% of American’s fear some part of the job search process. From not being qualified to not being prepared to simply being nervous, the list of job search anxiety triggers is lengthy. In more than 25 years working with job seekers Sherpa‘s own Melissa McGuire has seen these stressors firsthand. McGuire notes that for employed job seekers, confidentiality is a significant fear, as candidates don’t want their current employer to know they’re looking. For others, the uncertainty of the overall process (which can entail sending resumes and not hearing back, interviewing with individuals and companies you don’t know much about, not knowing how long it will take to find a role, etc.) can be unnerving.
So how do you alleviate these fears? McGuire recommends working with a trusted and highly effective recruiter who will work to understand your skills and will become your advocate in the marketplace while maintaining your confidentiality. Additionally, a trusted recruiter can help negate the uncertainty by: a) providing you with the supply and demand trends for your skills, b) offering feedback on your resume and the interviews you go on and, c) potentially helping you secure contract roles to pay the bills and build skills while looking for a full time role.
Now that you are ready to start searching with newfound confidence, why not treat yourself to a look at our “Tricky Interview Questions”
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Great piece about common resume mistakes from our friends @MonsterCareers http://mnstr.me/12kQOb9
Congratulations to our own Kristi King, who was named @IMACharlotte2 Board Member of the Year for 2012-2013!