Apr 20, 2016 04:06 AM EDT

How To Be Fearless In Your Job Search

Fearless Jacqueline Valente of Brazil dives from a 22 metre platform in Italy
Fear is a natural companion of job searching just like the diver in the photo, because you don’t know what’s ahead, but there are techniques that can make you fearless in this endeavor.
(Photo : Photo by Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images)

It is only natural to be fearful when searching for a job, especially if you are a new graduate. But fear will take you nowhere. As in all aspects of life, fear is not a good element in making a decision.

Even those who need to change jobs are petrified by fear: fear of leaving a comfortable job, fear of starting over and fear of being rejected. Most of these apprehensions are borne out of the overall fear of the unknown.

You must conquer all these worries so you can be fearless in your job seeking. Here are the right tips that will make you strong and courageous in finding the right job that will make you and your pockets happy.

1. Focus on what you can do for the company and not on yourself

One of the best ways of conquering your fear of the unknown is not to be concerned about yourself. When going for a job interview, focus on the needs of the company and how you can fulfill those needs. You will notice that your mind will be more concentrated on the company and not on your fearful emotions.

2. Stay positive

Fear is an aspect of negativity. An effective way of combatting negativity is by staying positive. So when going for an interview, concentrate on your positive traits and you will drive up the courage to get that job.

3. Let the interviewer feel good about himself after your exchange

The key here is to engage the other person in what he is passionate about. He will enjoy talking about his passions and he will remember you fondly for that. There should be some way you can practice this technique during your job interview.

A CEO of a company said that advocating fearlessness as a virtue will help people make decisions, small and great, that will impact their careers and daily lives. Each day, if you will do something that is out of your comfort zone, you will be more courageous.

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