6 Easy Ways You Can Build Confidence for a Job Search

Confidence for a Job SearchAfter losing a job, anyone can lose all of his or her confidence. There are even times when questions start to linger on your mind: “Why me? Am I not good enough?” Not to mention the rejections you’ll face on your job search.

It’s no wonder a lot of people fail to find a new job immediately after losing their last one. They lack the necessary confidence to reassure employers of their abilities during interviews. More often than not, the loss of confidence affects everything about them in their interviews.

So, if you feel that you have lost your confidence from a recent layoff or firing, here are a few ways to reclaim it.

Relive your past successes – When your confidence starts to falter, the main reason has to do with limiting what you see in your professional career. Your focus is on right now; what you see is the bad thing that’s happening now, and not the bigger picture.

Look back on your past success; relive those moments when you were able to overcome anything that stood in your way. Remind yourself that what is happening to you now should not define who you are and what you should be.

Find support – Not everyone can handle bad situations on their own; sometimes we need the encouragement and support of the people around to keep us going. You can also try joining or starting a support group for people who are out of a job and looking for a new one.

Learn and improve your skills – There are a lot of ways to improve or learn more skills. You can volunteer or help out friends who may have a need for your abilities. Doing this not only helps you learn and sharpen your skills, but also helps you get an added emotional boost from the gratitude of the people you’re helping.

Look at small victories – Your job search may not have yet to led to a job offer, but this doesn’t mean that you’re not doing anything right. If you are getting interviews, this is something to be happy about because it means that there are people who believe that you are a possible candidate. Don’t be disappointed if there are no immediate results; it’s a good time to learn how to be more patient.

Stop and pause – When you are on a busy schedule of applying and going to interviews, all of the stress in your body builds up. Stop and pause for a while to take breather and let things sink in. Find time to decompress and recuperate.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.