Your job hunt can be full of unexpected twists and turns, adrenaline rushes and terrifying ordeals.
Among the pressure and nerves that job searching brings, the lack of sleep and stress can leave you feeling like a zombie, a job rejection can feel like the end of the world and the prospect of attending an interview fills you with the same kind of dread that a meeting with the devil might.
Seeing as it’s Halloween, I’ve put together 10 of the scariest things about the job hunt. What job search factors fill you with fear?
1) Soul destroying job applications
The pressure is well and truly on to make your application stand out.
2) Interview bomb shells
Having unexpected interview questions thrown at you can be as terrifying as a bucket of spiders!
“Yes…No..Maybe! Can you repeat the question?”
3) Monstrous mistakes
Stumbling over your words, not being able to answer a question, calling your interviewer by the wrong name…the list goes on…even the tiniest of mistakes will fill you with horror.
“Ground please swallow me up!”
4) Skeletons in your closet
Agonising over the possibility that a previous conflict at work or dismissal may come back to haunt you.
“Let’s keep that in the past ok?”
5) Networking nightmares
Striking up professional conversations with strangers can be petrifying.
6) Traumatising Tweets
Discovering a mass of highly unprofessional Tweets on your public Twitter account after sending off a dozen job applications.
“Delete delete DELETE!!”
7) Unemployment interrogation
People constantly ask you about how your job hunt is coming along.
“Just leave me in peace, in my unemployed tedious peace.”
8) Awaiting your fate
You’ve had your interview and then they just leave you hanging.
“Put me out of my misery already!”
9) Gut wrenching rejection
You find out you have been unsuccessful and realise that you have to go through it all over again.
“Nobody wants me!”
10) Blood curdling bosses
The prospect of a brand new extra terrifying boss.
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