One of the most important things you can do in your life and in your career is to build a quiet confidence in your skills and abilities. Certainly many people take this too far and it becomes arrogance. However, confidence can take you a long way in your career.
This is true if you already have a job or if you’re searching for a job. If you already have a job, people love to work with people that are confident about what they’re doing and are able to deliver on that confidence. If you’re searching for a job, how confident you are in yourself goes a long way to making a good impression on those who are interviewing you for the job.
Confidence is one of the most underrated attributes you can have in this life. In almost every job I’ve had, there have been plenty of reasons for me to not be confident about the job. In fact, I’ve often said that I wasn’t really qualified for any job I got. However, I had a confidence that I could learn whatever was needed to perform the job at a high level. That’s exactly what happened to me because I was confident in myself.