7 Body Language Tips to Boost Your Confidence
“Self- Confidence is a learnable skill like typing or riding a bike. You develop it with practice.”
Are you projecting a positive, poised persona? Or do you look more like a terrified turtle tucked in its shell? You want to get ahead in life, to take the risks that can help you reach your personal and professional goals. Learn how an expert firefighter interview coach can help you build confidence through body language tips.
How do you get there, though? When it comes to sending out that confident vibe, the key is to fake it till you make it or simply believe you can and will do this. You may not have been born with it, but confidence is something that can be taught, something you CAN learn.
Learn 7 powerful body language tips can boost your confidence
1. Maintain eye contact.
Staring at your shoes during an interview job is sending the wrong message. You need to make eye contact and keep it. Maintaining eye contact 50%-60% of the time will not only show that you are focused and attentive, but also indicates that you are truly listening and engaged in this conversation.
2. Strike a power pose.
Do you stand with your feet close together? You could be sending out a message that you are hesitant and timid. A confident person uses an open stance, angling their feet outward in the direction of the person they are communicating with. If you want to look solid and confident, widen your stance.
3. Stand tall. Don’t slouch!
Standing tall makes you look sure of yourself. Rolling your shoulders back and holding your head high projects an image of authority, poise, and self confidence.
4. Use engaged body language.
If you really want to win friends and influence people (and snag that career you have always wanted), engaged body language is a must. There are a wide variety of rapport building behaviours you can adopt to up your confidence factor, including, smiling, nodding, open gestures, leaning forward during conversations, and mirroring expressions and movements of the other person.
5. Don’t fidget.
No matter how anxious or stressed you might be, get those nervous tics under control. Tapping your foot, biting your nails, and shifting your weight can make you look disconnected from your audience, drawing attention away from your message.
6. Avoid your pockets.
One of the worst things you can do to crush the appearance of confidence is to bury your hands in your pockets. Hiding your hands can make you look uncomfortable, unsure, and uneasy. Keeping your hands visible can go a long way to ensuring you look more confident.Try it with a trusted friend who will be honest with you on what it feels like. Learn about firefigher interview coaching to land your dream jobs and learn more tips for your interview.
7. Give a firm handshake.
Trying to mask a lack of confidence? A weak, limp, sweaty handshake is a dead giveaway. If you want to make a great first impression, a firm handshake will let them know you are a self-confident go getter, radiating coolness and composure. Body language speaks volumes about us and how we communicate.
Knowing how to use non-verbal cues will help you take your confidence and credibility to the next level. Touch base with our expert firefighter interview coach for more feedback on winning your interview. Learn how to improve your interview skills contact Karen at Destiny Career Planners to set up a coaching session.
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Resumes and Cover Letters
A resume has one primary purpose, to secure an interview which then opens doors to a recruitment process. You need to get noticed and stand out from the crowd.
How can you create a resume that will get the attention of hiring personnel? Creating a resume is not an easy task, it takes expertise, time, an understanding of job competencies and ATS (for online applications). Work with us and our expert and certified resume writers will write a personalized and targeted resume for you. We specialize in fire and police careers so we know what hiring managers want.
Sometimes we see resumes or cover letters that just need a little work, such as minor editing or a new format. We can do that too, instead of a complete re-write. We are happy to review yours and discuss options for improvement. So, wherever you are located, we will get the job done.
Our personalized service and follow up during the project is second to none.
Standard Professional Level Resume, $399
(Add cover letter to resume project $99)
Cover Letter Only, $150
Management Level Resume, $699
Cover Letter, $199
Resume edits, updates or formats priced per project – email yours to us for a quick review and price quote.
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Interviews are stressful, especially when it’s for your dream job!
You want to walk into the interview, (virtual or in-person) feeling prepared, confident, and ready to tell them why you are the perfect candidate. Your authenticity is the key to having the panel know you and understand your value. When you are prepared, you are confident and at your best.
Schedule your one on one practice interview coaching session and learn how to be ready for your next behavioural panel interview.
Depending on your interview readiness the session may include: coaching on your interview style, techniques to answer behavioural interview questions, how the S.T.A.R. format works and mock interview practise so you can apply what you have learned and get valuable feedback.
Whether this is your first interview or you have been unsuccessful in past ones, a personal coaching session will boost your confidence and improve your presentation. Schedule your virtual coaching session today. We have flexible times to meet what works for you.
Each session is 65 minutes.
Cost – $250 per session. Discounts may be available for multiple sessions at time of booking, ask us.
Fees for management interview coaching sessions higher, ask us.
Let us help you prepare for your firefighter or law enforcement interview – our specialty.
We work with all levels of Emergency Services Professions for internal promotions or applying outside your department. It’s likely you need an updated resume and help preparing for your interview.
Our coaches have expertise in these areas and use best practices in interviewing to prepare you for your next steps.
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