How Confidence Affects Employer’s Decision


“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

This awesome line by Ralph Waldo Emerson gives us the ability to transform ourselves into someone that we weren't used to be. It talks about confidence and the ability to accomplish so much in life.

Confidence gives others the impression that anything is possible and that strong presence is a huge factor in searching for employment. Below are the reasons why confidence is important:

1.      Confidence is a skill. This idea best represents that confidence is a skill - can’t be mastered overnight but it can be learned and developed in due time. This is a plus point to your credentials in applying for a job. According to Jim Taylor, Ph.D., "confidence is the most important psychological contributor to performance in the business world because you may have all the ability in the world to accomplish a goal, but if you don’t believe you have that ability, you won’t use that ability to its fullest extent in pursuit of success." Now, this is important for the job.

2.      Confidence is the key to success and basis for a high level of productivity. I second this idea of Chitra Reddy. It is the basis of the ability to accomplish the obstacles and it goes down to our belief. We attain a certain degree of productivity if we believe in ourselves and that we are confident enough, confident to face people, challenge, and even problems. A person who does not have the confidence is a person who is afraid to win.

3.      Confidence is a series of ideas that speaks possibility. Confidence is different from a lie. You would surely know if the person is confident at what he says compare to the person who brags and lies all the time. Now, this is important in your job application if you want to win the decision of the employer and get the job. Exude your confidence and show them you can do the job and that it is possible. You are there because you believe in yourself and that you are armed with essential skills that can make you successful. Employers like confident people because again, it is good for business.

4.      Confidence is a key to a successful job search. This is very true. Nothing will happen to a person who does not stand up for himself or someone who is too shy to face people. Staphanie Maxwell has some good idea and she said, “If you have the slightest hesitation, do what it takes to change this mindset. As a confident person, you will present yourself in a markedly different way, leading to a much greater chance of getting the job you want.Talent is very competitive nowadays and that people who have extraordinary skills and attitude can get through the world of success in the place of employment.

This one skill makes all the difference in your life as a job seeker or employee. If you want to be successful in your chosen endeavor, the very basic thing to do is to believe in yourself that you can be successful, that you can do it all, that you are not afraid to take the risk and face the challenge. After all, we are the one who creates our own future.

Something to ponder:

“Every day, I always say to myself: I am great! I can do it! I have what it takes to be successful.” – N.E.B.