3 Ways to boost career confidence
Are you looking to boost your self-esteem and improve your career confidence for the better? If you want a career that you will love and enjoy, on a daily basis, then you need to start believing that you can make it happen. Having faith and inner-belief is important to success, so using our three top tips, start boosting your career confidence today:
- Increase your knowledge as often as you can
It’s a very simple way to instantly boost confidence: acquire more knowledge to gain more confidence. Think about what you already know and build on it. In all areas of career pathways, there will always be more knowledge to be learnt. Team up with friends and other employees to help each other and gain as much insight as you can. It may be useful to find a mentor, too, and ask a lot for a lot of advice. Embark on a journey for feedback in the ways that you operate and even gain some insight into better products, services and processes to enhance your skills and what you have to offer even more. Be open-minded, listen, learn and be patient as over time, your career confidence will go up and up as long as you keep absorbing new and updated information.
- Remember that presentation is super-important
As you get ready for work in the morning always think about the sort of message that you are portraying to the world before you walk out of the door. Ask, “is this sending off the right signal? Am I getting my message across by dressing in this way?” By dressing smart and relevantly you are instantly off to a good start. The famous saying ‘if you look good you feel good’ is commonly relevant for most individuals. If somebody goes to work feeling under the weather and got themselves dressed without making a big effort, then their personality and self-esteem are likely to be affected by that. Be nice to everyone that you come in contact with and radiate a great impression as often as possible. Remember that eye contact and body language are important too and will help to radiate self-assurance and confidence.
- Get to know who you are
What is it that motivates you or inspires you to think and act in a positive light? Sometimes, saying out loud positive affirmations can really impact a person’s mind and mood. Affirmations are when we affirm something to our self, so for example, saying “I am confident, I am strong, I am great,” – three times out loud, and perhaps this could be said three to five times a day depending on the circumstances. Reminding our self of who we are and what we are capable of is extremely powerful. Know yourself the best way you can. Acknowledge areas where you could learn and grow more and try to improve in as many ways as you can to reap results. As well as that, recognise areas where you thrive to become even better in your strengths. Build self-confidence with a smile on your face!
Written by Gemma Smith