Young adults often struggle with the transition from student life to work life and may experience self-doubt.
It is important to build and maintain healthy self-esteem by taking conscious steps such as looking for projects and opportunities that help to spread their horizons and practice skills like public speaking, interpersonal communication, and leadership.
Rhoda Irakiza, HR Business Partner at BrighterMonday Uganda, recommends this in order to gain more confidence and manage any nervousness during job interviews.
It is important to keep incorporating these general principles into your daily lifestyle so that in turn you can start to create a positive shift in your self esteem and general confidence.
1. Focus on your strengths: Make a list of your skills, experiences, and accomplishments, and remind yourself of them often. Recognize your unique strengths and how they can benefit the company you are applying for.
2. Practice self-care: Take care of your physical, mental, and emotional health. Get enough sleep, exercise, and eat healthy meals. Take breaks and engage in activities that bring you joy and relaxation.
3. Keep things in perspective: Don’t let job rejections or setbacks define your worth. Remember that the job search process can be challenging for anyone, and it takes time to find the right fit.
4. Stay positive: Surround yourself with positive people and inspirational stories. Keep a positive mindset and maintain your enthusiasm for finding the right job.
5. Learn from your experiences: Use the feedback you receive from job interviews and applications to improve your skills and performance. Remember that each experience is an opportunity to grow and learn.
Overall, remember that your self-esteem is crucial during the job search process.
By focusing on these tips, young adults can improve their self-esteem and develop a strong sense of self-worth, which can benefit them in all areas of their lives.
By Desire Daphine
PR & Communications Officer