Do you have the confidence needed to make good career moves? One of the signs of a career confidence issue is how you feel about talking about yourself in an interview.
A good reminder that a significant element of job search success comes from having a high confidence level. I recognize like Kim Thompson does in this article that it's difficult to keep your confidence at a very high level. She offers 3 key suggestions to ensure your confidence remains high.
So much of what I see in success across a broad range of ages, activities, school, and work comes down to self-confidence.
I've seen this for years in my HS Girls Basketball Team. An enormous portion of their individual success comes from being confident. There's a tendency to feel sorry for yourself when you make mistakes, let the team down, and miss shots.
I tell my girls to never let those items get you down - water over the dam - nothing you can do about it - move on. The game is still going on around you while you're hanging your head in despair.
Sometimes I find myself being forced to take a player of the game for a few minutes and remind her about being confident. My mantra on missed shots is "keep shooting".
It's the same thing in job search - not matter what disappointments, rejection, set-backs occur - keep moving forward - don't let it get you down.
Be Confident and you'll be amazed how many good things will come to you.
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