Tax Consultant /  July 20, 2017


Scientists have discovered strong links between self-confidence and occupational success. A study at the University of Melbourne involved interviews with professionals, involved interviews with Hundreds of professionals from around the world. Participants were asked to describe their level of confidence various times in their lives. Those who reported higher confidence earned better wages and were noted more quickly. Fortunately, becoming more confident is not as difficult as you might think simple things can make a big difference. Here are 4 tips of how to become more self-confident and boots your career prospects.

Listen to those who believe in you

It is always important to acknowledge positive feedback. Those who hold expectations treat others differently and as a result, give more challenging work to do. This leads to more learning.

At the same time, those who receive the positive feedback and assessment accept it as accurate and increase the effort in doing their job.
So, when your boss praises your work, make the most of it. Responding to their confidence in you will help you work harder and raise their expectations further, so you have even more reason to perform. Success becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Dress for success

The Cognitive Consequences of Formal Clothing, a study by four psychologists, found that the way you dress can have a positive impact on your assertiveness, inclusiveness and productivity, and an overall positive influence on cognitive ability. The more formal your style of dress, the better you’ll perform.

The clothing and its formality may influence the ways others perceive you, how you perceive yourself.

Expand your knowledge

In a recent survey, 48% of AVADO AAT graduates reported increased confidence since completing their studies. Learning with a group and through real-world examples is proven to help you not only achieve exam success but also apply your learning in your role. “The course has given me so much more confidence in the work I’m doing in my day job,” says AVADO student Sarah Eve Tucker.

Sit up straight

In 2009, three social psychologists set out to find out whether posture had any influence on the brain. For their study, Body Posture Effects on Self-Evaluation, they asked participants to complete self-evaluations while either sitting up straight or slouching. People who were told to sit up straight were more likely to believe in their views than those told to slouch “Their confident, upright posture gave them more confidence in their own thoughts.”

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