Majority of professionals believe job searching is stressful

The majority, or 84%, of UK workers admit that looking for a new job could make them feel stressed, according to a recent survey from CV-Library.

The research, which studied 1,200 UK workers, also found that 83% of professionals believe that job hunting stress is a real problem facing today’s workforce.

When asked to share the aspects of looking for a job that cause them to feel most stressed, the majority (72%) cited the number one reason as ‘finding a role that matches my needs’.

“Workplace stress is something we often hear about, but very rarely do we talk about the stress that can be caused as a result of job hunting,” Lee Biggins, founder and Managing Directorof CV-Library. “

Meanwhile, nearly half (43%) of workers agreed that recruiters should always offer feedback, and a further 35% said that candidates should always be sent an acknowledgment email, even if their application isn’t successful.

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