The value of confidence in finding a job
Confidence can be a key factor for an employer when offering someone a job, but sometimes it may feel easier said than done to appear confident. Confidence is something that can be controlled through managing thoughts, feelings and actions. To feel confident, you must have positive thoughts, which results in happy feelings and positive actions.
When you feel confident, you’re more likely to sell yourself better during the application process, take more opportunities and come across well in interviews. To learn how to be more confident, it sometimes helps to think of a time when you felt most confident:
- What were your thoughts during this time?
- How did you feel?
- How did you behave?
Once you have the answers to these, think about how you can replicate those actions and emotions into your job search. Perhaps simply thinking about this moment in time will give you enough confidence to really sell yourself when you begin an application!
Reinforcing these thoughts and using positive language is also a great way to remind yourself of how confident you can be. Repeatedly telling yourself that you are employable and able to find a job will spur you on to write your CV or begin a job application.
Bring your training to the interview
Training yourself to feel confident in the application process should influence how you come across at interview. Employers are looking for people who are confident in themselves and their skills, so it’s important to reinforce this as much as possible.
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