By Shea Ki
Overconfidence becomes a menace in job interviews more than many realize. It can strike you without realizing it before it is too late. Being a victim to overconfidence can leave you feeling drained by confusion and without any call backs from employers.
You might be overconfident if you:
The difference between enough and too much: When you look up the definition, you find most often that confidence is "a feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities" or "a firm trust". A successful job interview candidate will exude likeable confidence. Instead, what I hear from employers is they often see qualified candidates walk in showing signs of an attitude that the job is beneath them.
Many of those interviewing for a job have fallen under the spell of overconfidence without even realizing it.
Here is a quick check list to help you make sure you are coming across to the interviewer as the best person for the job without going over the top:
Lacking confidence leaves you doubting yourself and slowing down your bright future, but too much can also block success. Being overly confident may work for some situations, but in the job interview it will poison your chances of getting a call back.
Your turn: What works for you to feel confident but stay humble under pressure?
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Most importantly, believe in you.