When you’re feeling doubtful about your skills and worthiness, don’t give in to the temptation to run and hide. Instead, take the age-old advice and “fake it ‘till you make it.” While it’s great to be honest about how you’re feeling, you don’t want to start a new job by letting everyone know you’re feeling unworthy.
By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Editor
It is easy to begin to lose confidence in yourself during a job search. Unanswered applications, dead-end leads, and unreturned calls can all lead you to question whether you really have the right skills. If you are questioning your qualifications, it is hard to write a convincing cover letter or perform well in an interview. Such doubt can undermine the energy and confidence you need to find your next job, so it may be time to give yourself a pep talk so you can be your own best advocate.