How to Stay Confident During Your Job Search

By Shirin Khamisa | Advice

May 08

How to Stay Confident During Your Job Search –
Even When Things Aren’t Going Your Way
DearFriend,

We talk a lot about listening to your heart to find the job that truly meets your needs and that you will find fulfilling for years to come.

But let’s face it. Sometimes searching for a job is downright hard. If you’ve lost your job and are searching while you are out of work, it can be a blow to your confidence.

This is especially true if you see people who are younger, or maybe less experienced getting a job that you had hoped for.

Could it be that your lack of confidence is hurting you?

The answer is unfortunately yes.

When you go for a job interview, the person sitting across from you will try to make a judgement about what it would be like working with you.

If you go in to the interview with a sense of worry and defeat, you are going to project that.

Especially if you’re applying for a job that can be stressful at times (and – spoiler alert – that’s every job!), a potential employer will want to feel confident that you can rise to the occasion.

So how do you project confidence instead of desperation during your job search?

Start focusing on the process rather than worrying about the outcome.

Start doing things that will help you reach your goal and count them as mini successes. Attend networking events. Take classes. Volunteer. Read. Get Coaching. Take the time to look within and go after what you really want. As you do this, your confidence will grow.

At Careers By Design, we can help you with the often difficult and stressful process of job searching.

We can give you the tools you need to listen to your heart. And when you start doing that, you will start projecting confidence in your job search. And that will set you on the path to success.

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About the Author

Hi! I'm Shirin and I founded Careers by Design over ten years ago and have spent many more years helping people to get “More Happy Mondays.” I’m a caring Career Counsellor and ICF Certified Professional Coach. I specialize in assisting clients to choose a career direction, resolve career-related issues and increase feelings of happiness in life and work. Let's create More Happy Mondays! Find out more at Careers by Design.

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