Question of the Day: What do 92% of adults fear most when it comes to looking for a new job?

Jan 09, 2019
Question of the Day, Career, Employment

Answer: The Job Interview


  • Have you ever had a job interview?
    • If so, how did it go?
    • If not, are you worried about going on a job interview?
  • What would worry you about a job interview? 
  • What questions do you think employers would ask during an interview for a specific job that you are interested in? 
  • What steps do you think are important in preparing for a job interview? 

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Behind the numbers (Newswire): 

For an overwhelming majority of Americans, the job interview is a dreaded, stressful ordeal as 9 in 10 employed adults said they fear something about the experience, according to data released today in the 2013 Job Interview Anxiety Survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Everest College.

The telephone survey of 1,002 employed adults found that 92% of Americans are stressed by at least one thing about the job interview process. The biggest fear was having the jitters, as 17% of Americans stated being too nervous as their top concern, followed by being overqualified for the job (15%), being stumped by the employer's questions (15%), being late for the interview (14%), being under qualified (11%) and not being prepared (10%).


Check out NGPF's Career Unit webpage for additional ideas on how to develop the skills your students need to thrive in the workforce of tomorrow. 



About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.