The Importance of Confidence in Your Career

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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.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.