Rev Up Your Ego

In the job search quest, we can become solely focused on finding open positions and resume and letter-writing.  But an important step in the process is to rev up our ego, which can often take a bruising during this time.  It is important to understand that in order for an employer to believe in you, you need to believe in yourself.  There are several steps to help you boost your self-esteem and confidence:

  1. Write down your accomplishments- this will help you see clearly the things you have done in past jobs; look at it from an outsiders point of view
  2. Include all the traits and characteristics you have to offer – don’t be shy on this – brag, boast, toot your own horn (but be honest)
  3. List the ways that you have been able to overcome your fears and insecurities – this will help you see that you have the ability to move forward and to accomplish
  4. Recognize your competence – acknowledge your worth and value; positive self-talk and affirmations lead to feeling and acting competent

A job search can be exhausting and defeating, especially in tough times or after a job-loss.  We can often think badly of ourselves and question our abilities and our value.  But following the steps above will help you to realize your worth and give you the self-esteem and confidence to get out there and find the job you want and will ensure your continued success


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