Self-confidence is a key ingredient for success. This means self-confidence is a key ingredient for job search success. Levels of self-confidence can have a direct impact on your job search performance. BUT there’s good news. You can learn to be more self-confident. Levels of confidence grow in response to the level of performance required of it, just like a muscle. Quite simply, use it or lose it. Below are some useful tips and exercises.
Revisit achievements – Most people struggle to recall personal achievements. Conduct a personal brainstorm and create a “top 100 successes list”. Review this list, acknowledge your achievements and give yourself credit for this success.
Just “DO” it – “Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment” Thomas Carlyle. Thinking about things can make you feel worse. Take action!! Tackle the big tasks on your to-do list. Ignoring big tasks can sap your energy and make the task seem even bigger. The sense of accomplishment will help boost self-confidence.
Face the fear – “The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear” William Jennings Bryan. The sky won’t fall down if you get it wrong or fail.
Learn and grow – Personal development can have a positive impact on self-confidence. Develop and practice the skills you need to deliver success in your life.
Healthy body and mind – Go the gym or take a brisk walk. You’ll feel great. Write down 10 things that keep your mind feeling nourished. Make the time to engage in these activities.
Positive people – Surround yourself with people who support and encourage you. Limit contact with people who undermine you. Learn from other confident people. Find out what they do to generate and convey confidence.