Do You Have The Confidence To Succeed In Your Job Search?

Job hunting can take a toll on you mentally. Am I talented enough? Why would someone want to hire me? It’s that negative self-talk that can get you into trouble. The longer your job search goes on, the louder the negativity. Well, it’s time to nip it in the bud before a lack of confidence is a hindrance to your success.

Know Your Field

Understand any advancements in your field and get training, if possible. Furthering your education, whether it is in the classroom or hands-on training, can help you feel good about what you know and what you can bring to an organization. You can then turn around and impress your interviewer with your brightness.

Know the Company

One of the most important things you can do to feel confident is to know the company in which you’re interviewing. You can then speak intelligently and even ask specific questions during your interview that will let the company know that you have an interest in them. Better yet, if they ask you a question you can somehow relay it back to something company-specific.

Practice Makes Perfect…But Not Too Perfect

Think about what you’re going to say to particular questions. There are some that are asked in many interviews. The purpose is not for you to speak perfectly or stiff like you’re memorizing lines. You want to come of as natural. If you want to write down your thoughts, it might help you organize your thoughts a little better. What you don’t want to happen is for you to be ill-prepared. You can’t practice for all the questions because there’s no way to know which ones they’ll pick. However, pick the big ones to work on and that will go a long way in easing your fears.

Be prepared and go out of your way to do a more than the others. Learn, research and practice. You can do this.

>>Three Steps To Building Confidence On The Job Hunt


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