Have you met someone occupying a position of solving and resolving customers challenges and was totally inexperienced to deliver on the job? Or someone occupying a lower position with expertise on the job and you wonder why they are in the position instead of where their expertise should be harnessed for the growth and development of the team. Sometimes, the answer lies in CONFIDENCE and COMPETENCE.
What is Confidence and Competence?
Confidence is a feeling or belief that one has faith in oneself or something — not in an arrogant way, but in a realistic, secure way. Confidence isn’t about feeling superior to others. It’s a quiet inner knowledge that you’re capable.
Competent is having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully.
Ever wonder why people are easily attracted to people who portrays confidence than to timid but competent ones?
Being competent cannot be less emphasized on because it’s the skill that keeps you in and going. If you’re not confident, it will be a struggle in getting what you truly deserve and worth: These principle is applicable in all phase of life. Applying for a job, selling a service or seeking promotion, Confidence has a way of overriding competence.
It’s way more easier to reach out to a more confident service provider than a shy and timid one. Same principle is applicable in hiring an experienced sales person who talks and feels defeated.
In selling your Competence, you need confidence. You need to defend whatever it is has been written in your résumé. Employers of labour easily get carried away by how a candidate present himself more than the résumé in most cases.
Confidence is what gives an advantage to someone with a good accent and no skills over someone who has the skills but shy and timid.
To place yourself in the right place both confidence and competence are needed. Not having one affects the other. Confidence will get you the job, give you admiration and while competence will help you keep the job and give you respect. So, build both to get and keep the job!