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Boosting Your Self-Confidence When Pursuing a New Career Path

When it comes to careers, the majority of us tend to stick with what we know. We land our first job and do our best to remain within it. Maybe we’ll receive a promotion some day, maybe we won’t – the main worry on our minds is staying gainfully employed. If something isn’t broke, why try to fix it?

Now, this is a relatively safe way to play things. But it’s not likely to be the most enjoyable or profitable way to go about your life, and taking on this mindset is the very way that people end up stuck in dead end jobs for their entire career. It’s also important to bear in mind that even the most seemingly stable company could go bust at some point down the line, or your position could be rendered redundant. So, you might want to consider branching out a little and pursuing something that you actually enjoy and that earns you the salary you want. Sure, this can be extremely daunting. But luckily, there are a few ways to boost your self confidence in order to achieve your goals. Here are just a few to consider!

Establish Exactly What You Want to Do

Many people lack self confidence in their career progression, as they don’t actually know how they want their career to progress. It’s important that you take the time to figure out exactly what it is that you want to do. Once you’ve found something that you’re invested in, you’ll find that you have a much easier time dedicating yourself to it and making active steps towards achieving it.

Engage With Inspirational Figures

Take a look at some inspirational individuals in the field you intend to enter. If you want to succeed in a tech business, engage with a Tech Entrepreneur. When you communicate and network with individuals who have done well in your chosen field, you’ll see that success can be achieved. You may even be able to gain a few sage pieces of advice from them along the way!

Learn from Rejection

You might not land the first job that you apply for in your chosen field. In fact, few people do. But you shouldn’t let rejection knock you down. Instead, you should learn from it. A positive lesson can be taken from any interview or trial period that hasn’t quite gone to plan. You can then rectify your mistakes and put in a better performance next time.

Take Short Courses

If you feel that you need more specialist knowledge in your area of interest, you can always look out for short courses on the subject. Sign up to these! They will help you to get to grips with the basics, and will mean that you feel more self-assured when you do start your new role.

These are just a few steps that you should try out for yourself. They really will have a profoundly positive impact on your self-confidence, encouraging you to achieve your goals and dreams!

Are you in a transitional period with your career? What steps have you taken to boost your self-confidence? Share your advice or ask a question by leaving a comment below!

Stephanie Shirley

stephanie@bennisinc.com