Thursday, September 9, 2010

18 Ways to Build Confidence While Finding a Job

Tim Tyrell-Smith writes:
The process of finding a job can suck the life out of you. It can drain your best parts. When you need them most. Here are ways to get them back.
Of course to embark on the “getting them back” journey, you have to realize that you’ve lost them in the first place.
That’s the first hurdle. Because losing confidence doesn’t happen all in one day. And it doesn’t get reported on a computer screen as if you were playing a video game.
There’s no “confidence bar” that tells you when you’ve lost 25 or 50 percent of your strength after a piece of bad news or a bad interaction with someone in your network.
Tim goes on to list 17 ways to build your confidence during your job search:

I'll add one to Tim's listing - participate in the upcoming Job Search Jam Sessions, October 1. Sharing what you have learned, learning from others, and adding new connections to your network will help provide confidence to your next step on your job search!

Register here to take part:

Register for Job Search Jam Sessions 2 in Hopkinton, MA  on Eventbrite


  1. Hey Steve - thanks for the link here! I like your #18 and good luck with the jam session!

  2. You are most welcome Tim. You gave a good rundown with the 17, so adding one was easy! :-)

    We had 70 folks participate the first time in May. I'd like to see more than that this time but no matter how many show, I want them to be able to go away with a little something extra in their step!