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The Key to Minimizing Anxiety When Applying for a New Job

You’re in the market for a new warehouse job, and to be honest, you’re a bundle of nerves. The thought of going on interviews, dealing with rejection and eventually starting a new job gives you major anxiety.

The key to minimizing your worries is remembering you’re a talented worker any company would be lucky to have. Believing in yourself will give you the confidence needed to outshine your competition and seriously impress potential employers.

Here’s some advice to help ease your apprehension, so you can appear confident to potential employers.

4 Tips to Stay Calm During Your Job Search

Surround Yourself With Positive People

Finding the right new warehouse job can be stressful. It’s important to have a solid support system you can turn to when the going gets rough. Having an encouraging friend or family member to talk to if you’re feeling discouraged that the process is taking longer than expected or if you don’t get a job you interviewed for can make a huge difference. Sometimes you just need a pep talk to ease your anxiety and remind you of all you have to offer.

Take Days Off

A job hunt can easily feel like a full-time gig itself. Therefore, it’s important to take days off to relax and recharge. For example, there typically aren’t too many jobs posted on weekends, so if you’re searching for openings and submitting your resume every weekday, you might want to take a break on Saturdays and Sundays.

Find Healthy Stress Relievers

When you’re feeling anxious, you need positive outlets for your nervous energy. This will help get your mind off your job search, so you can unwind for a bit and return with a fresh prospective. Activities like exercise, meditation, yoga, reading a good book and cooking a healthy meal can help you get into a positive mindset.

Learn From Your Mistakes

You’re only human, so it’s inevitable that you’ll make a least a few mistakes during your job search. Instead of beating yourself up about it, treat it as a learning experience. For example, if you realize your resume contains a typo after submitting it or fumble a response to an interview question, go easy on yourself. Trying to be perfect will only make you more anxious.

Feeling on edge about your job search? HTSS, Inc. is here to ease your nerves and help you find the perfect fit right here in the Lehigh Valley. Contact us today to get started!


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As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.