A New Year, a new you. A New Year, a clean slate. A New Year, a new job. A New Year, a new beginning. See how all these snippets are future oriented? That's where we're headed.
Building confidence is as easy as setting a course and moving towards it. How do you set the course? You will want to find the arena you feel best playing in. What is that? Where is that, you might be asking. You already know, because you've done it before.
1. Recall the times in your life you've felt on top of the world-you knew what you were doing and you just felt great.
2. Next document those events. Use STAR
3. Now, looking at those actions you took, what were you doing? Where were you doing them? Who were you interacting with?
If you have more than one story documented, you can begin looking at the reoccurring themes. Chances are quite great that you will see some sort of pattern or at least some overlap.
4. Next, how can you recreate this?
One of the secrets to confidence is your ability to re-create your talents in a similar and/or new situation.
Hopefully you had a fun-filled evening last night, surrounded by friends and family. Ringing in the New Year has never been one of my favorite traditions. The evening is setup with expectations that never seem quite met. But I love the thought of starting the New Year off right. I've made my resolution or as my son said: "revolution". I will be nicer to people this year. Trite, perhaps, yet a huge order to fill. I'll start off by trying to be other-centric. I will help where I can. Thus, today's post is to help a fellow job search blogger…Tim Tyrell-Smith. He will be talking about confidence too. His blog, Spin Strategy is a must-read for any job seeker/career enthusiast. Tim also has a Spin Strategy LinkedIn group. It is active and worth joining, so go now!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.