Whether it’s the first day on the job, the last round interview, or Finals week, wearing confidence on your sleeve is your key to success. Follow these few clichés to boost your confidence for any situation.
“You Are What You Eat”
They always say to fuel your body before a big day! Have a hearty breakfast to keep you full during the day. The worst is having your stomach growl or losing a train of thought because all you can think of is your ham and cheese sandwich that you brought for lunch. To avoid these awkward encounters, have a breakfast full or protein and a cup of coffee to keep you alert all day long.
“Fake It ‘Till You Make It”
First impressions are everlasting, so make it a good one. Walk heel-to-toe with your head high and a bright smile on your face. If you evoke confidence when you walk, you will evoke confidence as you talk. If you walk the walk, then others will be convinced you know what you’re doing, and then you’ll be golden.
“Dress Well, Test Well”
I have always lived by this tip. For any big exam or presentation, I wear my best dress or new pair of shoes to give me that little added confidence boost I need. This is the same principle for in the workplace. If you are off to an interview then steam your new blazer before to make it look professional, if you have a sales pitch for your boss then put on your favorite pair of shoes. These small changes can have a big impact on your confidence.