I remember the day clearly.
On LinkedIn, e-commerce giant net-a-porter.com had posted the job of my dreams and it was staring at me intently, like a child who wasn’t getting enough attention. Deep down, I knew that job could be mine, but how? Everything seemed to me, to be against me.
I’d been a stay at home mom for several years and my self confidence was low. Even though I was a trained graphic designer who had built successful e-commerce applications in the past.
When I saw jobs posted on LinkedIn that I knew I could do, negative thoughts would rise up inside me like a wave. They followed me like a bloodhound on a new scent.
What I’ve learned since then sounds counterintuitive, but getting the most desirable jobs and clients everyone wants is not about having more confidence, self-belief or experience – it’s about aligning your skills to the companies hiring needs.
So if you want to banish limiting self-beliefs for good, and get the jobs and clients everyone wants, but don’t know how to ask for, read on.
Overcoming Limiting Self-belief No 1: “They would never hire me”
Feelings of inadequacy used to sweep over me like a massive wave at the mere mention of the word “interview”. Starting in the pit of my stomach and radiating outwards. Adrenaline pumping, my head swirling with fantasies of how perfect my life would be, if all I had to would be fill out that application form, hit send and voila! The job would be mine.
But that never happened.