CAREER ADVANCEMENT / OCT. 08, 2013
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Boosting Your Confidence

It may seem like a challenge to boost your confidence when it's at a low point, but there are simple ways to establish higher self-esteem. More confidence and a high self-esteem will in the long run benefit you in the workplace. So, how to go about this?

Look Your Best

This may seem like an easy answer, but for many taking the time to do your hair and make up (or shaving and geling your hair for the dudes) can be much more of a challenge. However, if you feel good about how you look it can significantly improve the rest of your day. Apply a touch of mascara or straighten your hair to give you that je ne sais quoi! It will make all the difference in boosting that confidence, and in turn could improve your work life making you more of an empowered individual on the career ladder.

Work on Those Insecurities

Facing your demons can be a true struggle, but facing them and conquering them can truely set your confidence skyhigh! Perhaps it's losing those few extra pounds, being shy about speaking in front of others for those pesky presentations or even hair dilemmas, it can all be worked upon. Speak to those close to you to get different opinions and write down what you want to work on. Dealing with your own insecurities will inevitably boost that confidence so you can be a real go-getter in your career.

Face Your Mistakes

Owning up to your mistakes can be such a tricky aspect to do. However, recognising mistakes you have made and being eager to fix them adds responsibility to your character. It will show in the long run you're not too scared to own up to issues in work. Take the initiative to deal with problems that arise, bounce back from it, and always remember no-one is ever perfect. You will feel better about yourself.

Be Positive

Being positive is a great part of a person's personality. If you are positive about situations in work and home life, people around you will in turn be positive. It is a great way to boost that confidence, not only for yourself but for others, particularly during a slow hard day at work.

Recognise What Your Strengths Are

Make a list of things you are good at and why you are good at them. With this you can add personal issues you think are weaknesses and aim to improve these also. Your strengths and weaknesses make you who you are so be proud of them! Remember everything can be improved one way or another. Listing your strengths can remind you why you were chosen for that job, or why you want to be in a certain industry. It can be a real confidence booster to remind yourself why you are great!

Always remember to be yourself, and look for simple ways within your career to make that confidence better, and your self-esteem higher. It will always help you in your chosen career, and can help make you successful.

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