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AnxiousPaul92

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Hello there everyone. My name is Paul and I just joined this site. For as long as I can remember (I'm 27) I've always had this fear of job hunting. I've had several jobs in the past but I always moved of my own accordance. My problem is I always procrastinate on finding a new job and put it off for months and months, and the all too often negative thoughts (failure, experiencing the unknown) enter my mind everytime I try to start job searching and I don't do anything productive. Has anybody else dealt with this? Can anybody offer me some advice please? I'm starting to worry about worrying about careers, my future, happiness, etc. Thank you so much!
 
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AnxiousPaul92

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Anyone have a similar experience to this?
 
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Do you think its because you’ve never had a job you really like. Why not make a list of things you’d like to do and others that you dont. And then work out what is achievable for you. It might even be going back into education to get the career you want, but at least it could rule out what you really dont want to do.
 
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Naomi9

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I wonder if you could narrow down the aspect of jobhunting that leads to the fear? I've tried a few different jobs & noticed that being in a big office with open plan layout and formal wear was scary for me, I now do longer shifts and have more days off a week in a different setup and this seems more manageable than a 9-5 at the moment. I also struggle with interviews, yet the more I have the slightly easier it seems to become, plus I've joined agencies before and they're usually very encouraging and they want you to sign up so those interviews tend to be much less stressful for me. Maybe you can find some ways to make the experience less stressful for you.
 
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