Candidate confidence | Self-doubt is preventing Brits from pursuing their dream jobs

Self-doubt is preventing Brits from pursuing their dream jobs

British workers are staying in roles they are unhappy in, with a lack of confidence preventing them from securing for their dream jobs, new research reveals.

The study, conducted by LinkedIn, found that 42% of Brits said a lack of confidence would deter from applying for a new position, the Evening Standard reports.

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Comments (2)

  • Jane
    Wed, 19 Sep 2018 4:39pm BST
    And then there's always the other side of the coin - where the doubt is reinforced by company's/colleagues who question the sanity of moving on. Questions I was asked by concerned friends and colleagues:
    * why are you taking the risk when you are in a secure job?
    * what will you do if you can't do it?

    and my favourite.......

    * does your husband know?

  • Sir
    Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:46pm BST
    Doesn't sound like "self doubt" to me - more like a reasoned and rational assessment of where they are and what they really, really want.
    My experience is that we more frequently see candidates where their ambition outstrips their ability. A bit of self insight as described in your article is quite refreshing.
    The only losers in this situation are Recruitment agencies who make a fortune out of people frequently and needlessly job hopping.

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