How do you feel about searching for your next job?  Far too often, professionals underestimate their skills and experience.  They let great jobs pass because they feel they do not have “what it takes” to be successful.

In my professional career transition coaching, this lack of belief among clients is fairly common. 

How Do I Rebuild My Self Confidence?

You talk with yourself over 80% of the time, generally without even acknowledging it.  What are you saying to yourself?

Stay positive.  Visualize Success!  Expect the best results!

I graduated from DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, MD. My Freshman Homeroom Teacher was Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, Morgan Wootten.  He was also my Freshman History teacher and a customer on my The Washington Post paper route.  By the way, Morgan was a better History teacher than he was a Hall of Fame Basketball Coach!  He taught us life lessons during and outside of class. One of my favorite memories was when he said, “People live up to Your Expectations. If you expect Success, they will succeed” – and we did. 

When you do something stupid, don’t get down on yourself.  Pick yourself up by saying and visualizing a successful completion next time.

What Phrases Should I Use?

Think of your expectation for success in an interview by telling yourself, “The interviewers will like my interview responses.”  A stronger expectation is, “With my skills and transferable skills, I am the best-qualified candidate for this position.”  Expect success, and your mind will make it happen.

I go into every interview for a recruiting consulting contract with the expectation I will succeed. 

Once I was flown to Winchester, VA to interview for a Talent Attraction contract with Trex Company.  The Human Resource Director knew of my recruiting success with other companies.  After we interviewed, I asked her if the CEO would like to interview me.  Colleen said that he would.

The next morning, I met with Bob.  He was one of the founders of Trex Company, and an imposing Executive.  I expected that he would like my background and me.

At one point he asked me why companies paid me so well.  I told him my reputation was I recruited Top Talent for my clients.  Then I said, “Bob, you are obviously feeling pain in Recruiting. You flew me from Iowa to Winchester, VA. Rented a car from Dulles airport, put me up overnight and paid for my meals.  My job is to make your pain go away.” I saw the recognition in his eyes and knew I had that contract.  I enjoyed working with him.

Self-confidence, based on positive results in your career, will help you win the job competition with top-level managers.  You can do this!  Remain positive and focus on your positive results in your past!

My Talent Attraction business model is to work with one company at a time and charge a flat monthly fee.  This enables me to become part of a company’s team for short or long periods.  Therefore, I know what is going on behind the curtain that candidates cannot see.

I am here to help you further each week.

For more details and for a Salary Negotiation script to accelerate your #Jobsearch, please immediately click on this link to my recent book, Employee 5.0: Secrets Of A Successful Job Search In The New World Order  My book contains the 12 Steps to find a new position in a nice, orderly fashion.  It also has the stories of people who did well – and some who did not. You may learn from both sides.

See you on Fridays!

Coming Soon, my third book on Finding A JobExpect Success!  The Art Of The Over 50 Job Search!

Bill Humbert is available for Speaking, Talent Attraction Consulting, Career Transition Consulting, and Training contracts.  435-714-4425

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