Sunday, March 28, 2010

Application Anxiety

How do you feel about the job application process? It just freaks me out. I recently applied for a job and I was nearly hyperventilating as I updated my resume and wrote a cover letter. I am well qualified for the position, but I still had adrenaline pumping through my veins. I don't even have my heart set on the position. I know that doesn't sound right. What I mean is...I am OK if I get the position and I am OK if I don't get the position. I just want to make sure a strong candidate gets the position. If that is someone else, fine! On the positive side, it is the ideal part time job to me. Normally when I go through the job application process that little inner voice reminds me that I am not worthy. That isn't even present this time, but I still got all stressed out and worked up. I'd be OK to just work for myself or from home the rest of my life...but that isn't realistic. So what's my hang-up? ( don't have to answer that one! LOL!) How do you feel about applying for a job? Do you experience similar?

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  1. You know, I worry about the application process because I haven't worked in so long that I really don't have any recent experience in anything. I got married and became a stay at home wife and mom eventually. I do hope you get the job.

  2. Good luck! I've been out of the workforce for 7 years now and if I ever have to fill out an application it's going to be a nightmare--doing laundry and cleaning the kitchen doesn't carry a whole lot of weight:(

  3. I am feeling more or less the same way right now. I had been putting off my cover letter all day because I got scared just thinking about it. Glad to know I'm not alone with the anxiety.

  4. That's EXACTLY how I feel! Did you ever figure out how to handle it? I literally can't look at my resume or cover letter for long enough to tweak it for the job!

  5. I ended up withdrawing from consideration due to some crazy politics at the place.


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