After leaving the college, you enter into the real world of adjustment where you make your life. It is the life outside the four walls of a classroom and there will be a drastic change in your life where you feel unsure of yourself. I recall those days where I am sitting in an office lobby and waiting for my interview. I was not knowing the fact that where I need to compete with more number of peers for the same job. At first it was challenging, but after some time I gained the confidence to contact the companies and get ready to face an interview. Job seeker can do it… Just by learning and building the confidence, they need time. But you can win confidence only after attending the interviews.
Here are few easy step which helps job seeker in gaining the confidence:
1.Do your research: When you fail in an interview don’t get upset. The popular proverb is “Failure is the stepping stone of success”, once you fail, try again and again to prepare well for an interview and attend an interview. When you are applying for a company without doing proper research on the company. If you have a desire to join a specific company do proper research on it. Whether it may be on writing a resume, cover letter or for attending an interview. When you are not prepared to face an interview, your potential employer will make you like an unprofessional which pulls down your self-esteem.
2.Be aware of your strengths: It is challenging for the job seeker in landing a job and how making yourself as an ideal candidate. From the moment you create your profile online or write your resume, you need to introduce yourself to the potential employers. Make an inventory check of all the things where you are good at. And build the resume in an attractive way, which is the first impression for the employers. Make a highlight of projects, skills, achievements, etc. These strengths will also help the job seeker in getting a proper job. Listing your distinctive strength will also help the job seeker to sell them easily.
- Strength in numbers: When you are visiting companies to hand over your resume, do it with the help of a buddy. It is the place where you are walking to a strange office and waiting that they will accept your resume. When you start the journey of job hunt make a list of the companies you like, do mapping and plan your journey. It is not a difficult task to apply for the companies and introducing ourselves because we had a support of each other. You can reduce your scare factor by your friend and another part it helps you by sharing the thoughts or information about the links or contacts of the company.
- Stop comparing yourself with others: One scary thing about heading into the job hunt, you are not aware of how good your competitor is. We should get rid of our fears and try to compete with the number of geniuses, where you feel insecure about your own credentials. Comparing yourself with the others is the worst thing, because different people have different skills and talents. The fact is you are capable in your own way.