35337751 - man applying for a job on the internet

Study reveals the sheer dread of job application rejections

Being rejected for a job is one of the most stressful aspects of looking for work, a new study has found.

Research among 1,200 adults showed that four out of five admitted they felt stressed when trying to get work.

Jobs site CV-Library said finding a suitable job topped the list of stresses, followed by being rejected, writing a CV and having to take time off to attend interviews.

Lee Biggins, managing director of CV-Library, said: “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.

“These feelings are very real, and it’s clear from the data that the nation’s professionals can become extremely disheartened when the job search becomes overwhelming.

“Looking for a new job is an exciting time, but the strain of the search is detracting from this experience.”