Pushing Through Fear - How To Find The Best Job?

Why does fear hold you back from finding a job?

Many people are dissatisfied with their jobs and secretly want to look for another one, but there is something that always holds them back, and that is fear. It is not easy to look for a new job while already working somewhere.

You may have several reservations and fears that push you to keep working in the same position in the same company. You may believe that you won't be able to find a new job, or even if you do, you might need help settling in. These fears hold you back from accomplishing your career goals, and you may stay in one place for a long time which can keep your career in a stagnant stage with growth.

With the world progressing around you, you need to walk in step with it and progress accordingly. If you do not take risks, you will not go where you aim to and get left behind. To excel in your life, you need to push through your fears and work towards your goals. However, the main question remains: how can you push through the fears and accomplish your dreams?

How to push through the fear?

If you are fearful of leaving your job and starting a new one, then you can use these tips to move ahead:

Make friends with your fears, get to know them

To solve a problem, it is important to understand exactly where that problem is coming from. Unless and until you know your fears, you will not be able to resolve them. Take your time to reflect on your fears and understand what the reason behind them is.

One of the biggest fears that people face is not knowing where to start. This may be the time to do some research, talk with colleagues or family or friends who have recently made the leap or connect with a career counselor to get help.

Preparation can help conquer fears.

Let's say that you are afraid of failure in an interview or do not know how to communicate your skills. In both cases, the best way to conquer your fear is to face them. If you face your fears head-on, you can adjust and address them.

To tackle your fear, you can prepare yourself. For instance, if you are scheduled for an upcoming interview, then you can do your research and read up on everything there is to know about the company.

You can make a fact sheet that helps you remember all the information about the company; you can also come up with a list of questions to ask the interviewer, as that would help you appear confident. Or use the help of a coach, friend, or family member to practice your answers and delivery.

Self-care is essential

To find a job you want, it is important to take care of yourself first. With the right self-care, you will be in the right state to look for a job and perform well in your new role. The self-care to-do list may include taking time to de-stress, to get some exercise or do any activity you enjoy.

Your body comes first whenever you want to do anything, and you need to take good care of it in order to be more successful in finding and securing a better job.

Before you persuade interviewers to believe in you, you must believe in yourself. Having confidence in yourself can take you further. If you have the skills that the new job demands, then you need to believe in yourself. With these skills, you have the ability to excel in the role, and even if you make mistakes, you need to give yourself the leverage that you are only human.

Give yourself time

The job search may take time and require planning and preparation. Allow yourself plenty of time to prepare and make changes without putting undue pressure on yourself to move faster than you are ready.

You also don’t want to wait too long, staying in a role you are unhappy in and not advancing. Make a plan with action steps and reasonable timelines so you can start moving forward.


Fear is the biggest hurdle in anything you do. If you tackle your fears properly, success will make its way to you! If you need help, all you need to do is contact VanderYacht Consulting! We will help you overcome your fears and advance your professional career!

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