How To Keep Your Confidence Up When Hunting For A New Job

Hunting for a new job can be tough.  Don’t let your confidence take a beating.

So here’s the thing.  The job search process sucks.  It’s hard.  It can be soul destroying to get rejection after rejection or even worse not even get a response at all.  I mean, you put a lot of effort into your job applications and you are putting yourself out there, its no surprise that after a few rejections your confidence takes a hit.  I am here to tell you that you are so much more than a job application and today I am going to give you some things to try when you are feeling less than confident.

1 – Visualise yourself working in your great new job

The art of visualization is a great tool to help boost your confidence.  When you are looking towards the future and you can see yourself succeeding you will have the boost that you need.  It’s no surprise that this technique is widely used by everyone from sports stars to politicians to executives and those searching for a new job.

2 – Question your negative self talk

We all have that inner voice that tells us all the negative things.  As the saying goes, we are our own worse critics.  To help improve your self confidence you need to know how to listen to that inner critic and then question it.  Look for the positives, rationalize and make sure you are not giving this voice airtime that it doesn’t deserve.

3 – Take care of yourself

Self care is super important.  Take some time to think about 3 things that you can do to care for yourself.  It might be something simple like taking the time to have a coffee without interruptions or something more extravagant like treatments at a spa.  For some ideas on what you can do to care for yourself read

I hope these 3 practical confidence boosters help you to build your self confidence and to help you ultimately land a great new job.

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Skye London

Career Coach | Career development | Job Search

Skye London is Co-founder and Lead Career Coach at Y Executive. With a passion for coaching and extensive experience in all things recruitment Skye has developed a reputation as the go to person for help with your career.
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