Regaining Career Confidence

Regaining Career Confidence

 

Have you been skipped over for that promotion…?

Is your new boss having a negative impact on your performance…?

After multiple interviews did the hiring company turn you down or tell you that you lacked enough experience?

Did a high profile project fail…?

Do any of these or similar thoughts sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone.

As someone who has worked with professional careers for over two decades I can tell you that an event that lowers your “career confidence” can be hold you back in getting to your next level of career progression for months and maybe years.

Therefore, action needs to improve career confidence and can start to heal with a few suggested possibilities.

  1. SaySTOP to your inner critic and work on eliminating the negative voices in your head. We’ve all had setbacks in our careers so if you’re constantly bashing yourself you might be creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. List out the negative feelings and figure out which ones you can control, and the ones you cannot. Now list your positive attributes. In comparing the two lists you may find what is causing declining career confidence can be reversed.
  2. Stay away from that issue which is bringing you down.For example, remember you have options in your career. Many options. I’m sure you have heard the expression “this was meant for a reason.” I find when you have a career setback, you will find positive energy in seeking new opportunities. Even if you don’t take on a new job; interviewing or networking with others within your industry is almost always an uplifting experience. Spend more time with supportive people is a really good start to improve your career confidence.
  3. Take action.Practice being self-confident and soon it will become second nature. Inaction breeds doubt. Volunteer for that next project. Show others you can pick yourself up after falling. Once you put energy into your positive traits, your career confidence will improve substantially.
  4. Try something new.When you try something new, when you challenge yourself and go outside of your comfort zone then your opinion of yourself naturally goes up. Easier said than done after a career misstep? Of course. But at least you tried instead of sitting on your hands and doing nothing.

Eliminating your limiting beliefs about yourself is not easy. However; by simply trying you are on the road to improved career confidence which can have lasting positive life consequences.

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