How to Overcome Insecurities to Land a Job

Employers want to hire confident candidates.  If you are not sure that you will be able to do a particular job that you are interested in, your insecurity is sure to come through in an interview and hurt your chances at getting hired.

While it is natural to feel nervous and worried about not being good enough to get an offer, there are ways to overcome your insecurities so you can come across as capable, confident, and a top hire.  Here are a few tips to help you make sure you portray yourself as the candidate who is definitely right for the job:

  • Practice and prepare: If you go in worried about the interview questions you will need to answer, you are going to come across as more nervous and awkward — especially if you are already feeling unsure of your ability to answer. But, if you prepare a great answer in advance to some of the most difficult interview questions, you can practice until you have your answer down pat. This will both increase your confidence since you’ll know you have good answers to hard questions and will also make you sound poised and cool when you’re able to give great answers under pressure.
  • Develop your skills: One of the best ways to exhibit confidence is to actually become confident in your ability to do the job.  Find out what type of training or additional learning you would need to feel 100 percent confident in doing a particular job and make sure that you have that training so you’ll have the key skills under your belt.
  • Focus on your accomplishments: You want to sell yourself to the hiring manager, which means providing details about all that you have done. By preparing in advance and focusing on all the great things that you have accomplished, you will get the self-esteem boost you need to feel more like you really would be a great fit for the job.

High Profile can help you to land interviews with companies who are looking for people like you. Because our staffing service is skilled at matching candidates with companies, you do not need to worry about whether you are a good fit for the organization or not — you can have the confidence of knowing that a skilled staffing service has recommended you and helped you to land an interview.  To find out more about how working with our staffing service is the right choice to help you overcome insecurities and land a job you’ll love, give us a call today.