3 Jun

It’s hard to find confidence in yourself no matter who you are. We live in a society where people’s flaws and downfalls are front page news, so children, despite the recent anti-bullying movements, learn from a young age to point out flaws in others. I’ll admit to being teased when I was a kid. I was teased for the bump on my nose, an insecurity that still bothers me. However, as we grow up, some of those petty insecurities disappear, and in their place come new ones that seem to weigh us down even more.

As a recent college graduate, I’m learning that this great bachelors degree I have isn’t really all it’s cracked up to be. Even though it is something I take a lot of pride in, it doesn’t seem to mean much in the job-search unless it is accompanied by 1-2 years of relevant experience… and that’s for entry-level positions. Sending out dozens of resumes and cover letters and not hearing much of anything back can really take a toll on one’s confidence. Here I was thinking “I’m going to go out there and get an entry-level job in public relations and grow within that company and have a great career.” Well, a month later and that outlook is starting to look bleak.

However, while stumbling on Stumble Upon today as I recover from having my wisdom teeth out, I found a couple videos that inspire inspiration.

And, in case you weren’t inspired by these kids to have some more hope and confidence in yourself, or in Jessica’s case a little more self love, check out there tips from The Harvard Business Review on how to build up self confidence.

Remember, a little self-confidence goes a long way in the job (interview) world and in the rest of real life.

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