Confidence is key to showcasing your skills when it comes to selling yourself to the interviewer. How will you convince the interviewer that you’re fit for the job when you are not confident in yourself in the first place? Here are some tips to build that confidence to help you better showcase your skills.
1. Identify your skills
It all starts with getting to know more about yourself. In addition to the technical skills gained through study and experience, what human skills do you have? Human skills include verbal and non-verbal communication, cultural awareness, empathy, compassion, being inspiring and so on. What human skills make you who you are? Self-reflect and ask others for feedback.
2. Monitor your self-talk
Negative thoughts and self-talk are culprits of your diminishing confidence. Imposter syndrome makes us doubt our abilities and results in self-sabotage. It’s important that you monitor these negative thoughts and self-talk to identify their origins.
3. Make your skills real with evidence
This is part of showing, not telling. Feedback from others or examples of achievements you’ve accomplished with your skills are great evidence to back up your skills.
How do you build confidence during the job hiring process or at work?
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