Last week, I attended several networking events with current college students. Each student’s level of confidence varied. I believe that some of them could be more confident based on their accomplishments to date. Others– just a few– were a little more confident than their resumes could support.
Confidence as a professional often comes with experience (i.e., years on the job). At Career-ology, we believe that you can acquire, practice and develop most of the critical professional skills in a proactive way. Very simply, instead of simply waiting for the passage of time, adopt a mindset or way of thinking about inner confidence.
John Keyser, a highly accomplished leadership coach in Washington, D.C., has a great blog post today. John writes, “When we have inner confidence, we:
- Realize that asking for help is a sign of strength
- Allow ourselves to help others learn, grow and succeed
- Want our colleagues to do great work
- Are comfortable sharing credit for success
- Shine the spotlight on others
Read John’s post, “Inner Confidence Coupled with Humility,” to learn how to become a more effective leader, a more successful professional and a better person.