Top three factors that hold job-hunting Brits back in interviews… and how to put your best foot forward | The Sun

THE top three factors holding you back from bagging your dream job have been revealed.

Job hunting can be a gruelling process, and a survey showed Brits are struggling more than ever with interviews, writing CVs and staying motivated.

A poll of 1,600 adults, commissioned by Samsung, uncovered that nearly 30 per cent of Brits said lack of interview experience held them back from receiving job offers.

Toni Tone, content creator and author of Take Note: Real Life Lessons, said: “As long as you stay on top of the preparation and have that fire in your belly to keep going, the rest will follow.

“Do your research, make notes, plan effectively – without my calendar alerts on my smartphone I wouldn’t be able to run my business."

This comes as 23 per cent felt unsure how to create their CV or write a cover letter – crucial stages in the job application process.

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While 18 per cent of people said limited computer or internet access has prevented them from landing jobs.

The study showed that internet access or reliable tech such a working computer would make all the difference for 24 per cent.

These facts resulted in 35 per cent of Brits feeling "desperate" to find a job in their desired industry and a further 30 per cent giving up all together.

And over half are left overwhelmed by the job hunting process, with a similar amount accepting "whatever they could get."

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Carried out through OnePoll, the study found 42 per cent aspire to change the direction of their career but worry they don’t have the right skills to do so.

In addition, almost 40 per cent admitting they don't even know where to start, with just under 30 per cent realising CVs and cover letters could be the difference between an acceptance or rejection.

And greater self-belief would help – 32 per cent said having more confidence would motivate them to go for the job they really want rather than settle for something else.

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While 39 per cent claim to have an ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ but fear they don’t know how to apply it – suggesting guidance from an expert could make all the difference.

Toni, who is hosting a Samsung entrepreneurial masterclass in partnership with charity Dress For Success Greater London, added: “For me, the key to success is in the planning."

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