There is no doubt that a person’s confidence level plays a crucial role in their success, and that includes their success on the job.
We’re not talking about cockiness, which crosses the line and can become detrimental to a person’s success, but confidence, which sows the seeds for progress and achievement. Confidence is especially important when you first get a new job and you want to do well immediately, both in your eyes and also in the eyes of your co-workers.
So—how can you do that?
To help us answer this question, we’re referencing a recent article by Stephanie Laing titled, “10 Ways You Can Be More Confident at Work,” which appeared on both Refinery29.com and Time.com.
However, we’re going to put our own unique twist on this list and rank these ways from least important to most important. (This is a purely subjective ranking, of course, but it’s also a little more fun.)
Below is our “Top 10” list for creating confidence when you start a new job:
#10—Be thankful for the job.
#9—Be heard, but remember to listen.
#7—Be a student.
#4—Be supportive of your co-workers.
Does Laing know what she’s talking about? Well, she’s a Hollywood producer, which means that she’s a woman working in a male-dominated field, where confidence is not just necessary to get ahead, but it can be necessary for professional survival.
That’s what makes the lessons she’s learned during her career applicable to just about anybody, regardless of their gender or the industry in which they choose to work.
Time Staffing Inc.