Ask a Real Recruiter: How Can I Job Search Confidently When I'm Lacking Skills?
Dear Real Recruiter,
How can I approach my job search with confidence when my last job required me to only fetch coffee?
Dear Feeling Unworthy,
First of all, confidence is an internally-generated resource, not external. Don’t let the limitations of your previous role cloud how you feel about yourself or convey your worth.
If you know you’re capable of doing more than fetching coffee (and I know you are!), then you need to walk into that interview room with the confidence and command that says so. How do you do that? Use these tips when readying yourself for your next interview.
1. Make a List of What You’re Great at
Think about the things that make you feel good about yourself. Are you gifted at organizing or creating systems and processes that improve efficiency? Or, are you great interpersonally and have a knack for making people feel heard and welcome?
Start creating a list of those attributes. This will not only shore up your inner confidence, but it will also give you content that you can relate to what your interviewer is looking for in the company’s next hire.
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Written by: CEO & Founder, Jessica Vann (ORIGINALLY SEEN ON THE MUSE)
June 25, 2018
inJob Search Advice