How Fear Can Help Your Job Search

fear at work
fear at work

By Vickie Elmer


Be very, very afraid – and use that scary energy to propel you onward.

We are not talking about a trip to a haunted house or some kids throwing tomatoes at your car. We are talking about being laid off, or the possibility of losing your job faster than a vampire could rip out your throat. Asked what makes them fearful at work, more than a third of workers said fear of layoffs, according to a new CareerBuilder / Harris Interactive survey. (Pay cuts were the second most scary workplace concern, while presenting in front of others and workload tied for third.)