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Can A Confident Attitude Get You Your Dream Job? How To Fake It Until You Make It

BY Rebecca | 12 January, 2015 | no comments

You have probably already read a million different tips about how to get a new job. When you are a job seeker, there is a wealth of information online, and some of it conflicts with other advice you may have had. Remember, when you are looking for help, you need to trust your instincts. If something sounds wrong, you should not trust it at all. One thing you can believe in, though, is that if you are a confident person, you will find it easy to get a job.

What is confidence?

That is a great question. Confidence is something that is hard to define. When you work with people, confidence is what draws them to you. It is not an innate thing. That is to say that nobody has a natural level of confidence. Instead, it is something that you can learn. When you have faith in yourself and your abilities, you will feel confident. Rather than just a feeling, confidence is a way of life. Over time, you can build up your levels of confidence so that it feels natural to you.

Why do people find it attractive?

Have you noticed that people find confidence attractive? When someone is self-assured, other people have faith in them and their abilities. The basic psychology of that fact is that people think that confident people are in control. We are all looking for people that are capable of handling things. When an employer is looking for a new staff member, they want someone they can trust. If they meet people who are shy or unsure of their abilities, they will not want to hire them. If they meet someone who is 100% sure that they are the right person for the job, the employer will think the same way.



Is it all you need?

Don’t let this article mislead you. Confidence is a bonus, but it is not all you need to find your dream job. Sure, having an outgoing personality will make it easier for you to get a job than it otherwise would be, but you still need the right skills. For example, if you want to work in a technological industry and you need ceh certification, you should make sure that you have it. You might be able to fake confidence, but you will not be able to fake real job skills.

Can you fake it?

People have been asking this question since the beginning of time. Confident people are, usually, the envy of everybody around them. That means that people often wonder whether they can reach the same level of confidence by faking it. I am going to let you in on a little secret right now. Everybody fakes being self-assured. Nobody wakes up feeling 100% sure that they have what it takes to succeed. That is a stupid notion, and you must push it out of your mind. The fact is that confidence doesn’t come naturally for everybody. All you need to focus on is appearing to be confident. Over time, the act will become your natural persona.

Simple ways to show confidence

When you meet a potential employer, you need to show them that you are the right person for the job. The best way you can do that is by showing them that you are confident in your skill set. When you meet someone new, you should look them in the eye and shake their hand. That is a bold move and will show people that you are not afraid. When you are talking, ensure that you smile and hold eye contact with people. As for what you say, you should focus on your achievements. If you follow these steps, people will want to hire you when they meet you.

Big hugs to Roisin for this excellent Guest Post. We hope she’ll be writing for us again soon!

This article has been provided by Theodore Thomas as part of his cheaper home series.


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