Competence without confidence rarely takes a person to the highest career levels. Although more women than men are now studying at the university level, women still lag behind in c-suite and other senior management positions globally. Among S&P 500 companies, females hold only 14,2 percent of top leadership jobs, and in FTSE 100 companies, a mere seven women hold the title of CEO or Chairman. While there may be a number of reasons for this gap, studies make it clear that one reason is self-doubt, especially when female professionals talk about their accomplishments at work. It directly affects women’s performance in job interviews, naturally. But there is good news for women who undersell themselves. You can learn effective techniques to project the confidence and competence you possess so that a hiring manager sees it too. Start with these interview tips.
Confidence is key