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  • Writer's pictureMichael Glassock

5 Tips for Building Confidence When Starting a New Career



Making a career change can be an exciting but also a daunting experience. Starting a new job in a new field can be challenging, and it can be difficult to build confidence in the early stages. However, building confidence is essential to succeed in your new role. Here are five tips to help you build confidence when starting a new career:


1. Network: Networking is a great way to build confidence when starting a new career. Attend networking events, join professional organizations, and connect with people in your field. Networking will help you to learn more about your new industry, and it will give you the opportunity to meet people who can offer support and advice.


2. Develop a growth mindset: A growth mindset is the belief that with effort and determination, you can grow and develop in your new role. This mindset can help you to overcome challenges and build confidence. Instead of focusing on the things you can't do, focus on what you can do, and on the skills you can develop.


3. Seek mentorship: A mentor is someone who can offer guidance and support as you navigate your new role. They can provide valuable advice and help you to develop the skills you need to succeed. Seek out a mentor who has experience in your new field, and who you respect and admire.


4. Take on new challenges: Taking on new challenges can help you to build confidence in your new role. It will also help you to develop new skills and to learn more about your new industry. Be open to taking on new responsibilities, and don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.


5. Celebrate your successes: It's important to celebrate your successes, no matter how small. Recognise when you've achieved something, and take the time to celebrate. Celebrating your successes will help you to build confidence in your new role, and it will also give you motivation to continue to grow and develop.


If you've recently started a new career and you'd like to discuss how confidence coaching could help you feel more comfortable and make your transition a success, please do get in touch.

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