Career Advice – Tips to develop self-confidence

Nov 09, 11 Career Advice – Tips to develop self-confidence

Ask yourself – Do you have the self-confidence to walk into a room full of strangers and strike up a conversation? ‘Self-confidence’ is of course the first lesson to be learned during career development. All the experts, who provide career advice for working people, as well as the job-seekers, focus on building of self confidence.

Robert F. Kennedy very rightly said “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly”. Therefore those who lack self-confidence and are afraid to take failures in the positive stride will face various hurdles in their career growth. For a successful career and personality development, it is essential to let your self-confidence get the right boost.

Here are some of the important tips that will help you in personality development. Once you have the self-confidence, you will not have to look up to people for career advice.

  • The basis of personality development is to have a positive impression about oneself. You must learn to love yourself and be approving of your views.
  • Always avoid a negative state of mind while going for an interview, meeting or conference.
  • When you are at a conference, then a great way to network with others is to volunteer at the registration desk. By doing so, you get a chance to greet everybody and at the same time everyone who registers, gets to see you behind the registration table. This will provide you with the ease required, when you start conversing with people at the conference.
  • If you are a trainer or a teacher who is about to address a huge crowd for the first time then make it a point to go early. Get acquainted with the room, change things around if you wish and greet every one who walks in with a smile. You can also bring a name tag and put it in front of them, upon the table.
  • If you are about to attend a meeting for the first time, then call up whomever you know from the organization and get help from that person in getting to know other people in the meeting.
  • Practice some opening lines and check your handshake, before going for an interview or meeting. You can practice in front of a mirror or ask your family to help you out. This exercise will considerably boost your self-confidence.

Self confidence is an essential ingredient to be successful in life. It is an essential requisite for personality development. It helps in giving the right shape to your career.



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