What does it mean to show a lack of confidence at an interview? By Matthew Coppola

Confidence can be defined as the feeling we have about ourselves or someone else that something can be accomplished. Naturally becoming a so called ‘confident person’ is not something that necessarily happens overnight. But developing a level of confidence on a particular area, topic or matter can happen sooner with practice. It is common for an employer to mention that a job seeker lacked confidence during their interview. But what does that really mean? Signs that an interviewee is lacking confidence include twitching, speaking quietly  and even by talking too much. The best way to show confidence during an interview is to practice first beforehand by doing a couple mock interviews with a friend or family member, focusing on your strengths, what you have to offer, why you want the job and areas where you feel you add value and can contribute in the role. It is natural to be nervous and that can sometimes make us feel less confident!.

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Published by Matthew Coppola - Career Coach, Employment Specialist and Professional CV Writer

Holding a graduate degree in Commerce, majoring in Economics at Curtin University, as well as a post graduate certificate in Career Education and Development at RMIT University, Matthew brings with him many years of experience working in the fields of business development, marketing, soft-skills training and employment services industry. He has gained significant exposure in working with employers in sourcing staff as well as assisting jobseekers in promoting and marketing themselves to employers and securing sustainable employment outcomes. He is currently working in Disability Employment Services where he assists clients with mental health disabilities in finding and keeping satisfying and gainful employment and helping them overcome and work around barriers to employment. He has helped many job seekers secure employment by training and coaching them in the art of being interviewed and giving the interviewer a positive and lasting impression. He knows how to sell and market a job seeker to an employer and he imparts this knowledge to his clients in helping them sell and market themselves in an interview. Matthew regularly writes new articles on a variety of employment related topics and posts these to his personal website blog matthewcoppola.com

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