10 Tips to be More Confident at Work

The following is an excerpt from the original article written by Laura Clark of Trello


A study [found] that self-awareness gives you more satisfaction with past decisions, and the confidence to make future decisions. If self-awareness leads to more confidence, then it’s important to look into your values, personal resources, and goals. So, who are you? And what do you want? 

1. To be confident at work, understand your productivity 

2. Communicate confidence with body language and phrasing 

3. Learn to communicate your ideas 

4. Say no to colleagues, or let someone else volunteer 

5. Rectify your mistakes with confidence 

6. Set small and achievable goals 

7. Stay in your lane to focus on your goals 

8. Find a mentor (or become one yourself) 

9. Take this bold step to find your confidence with colleagues 

10. Don’t forget to practice self-compassion 


To keep the conversation going feel free to reference the Know Yourself activities and guidance of the Career Development Process, the Professional Goal Setting resource, or schedule an appointment to speak with a Career Advisor

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Assistant Director, Entertainment, Media & Arts Career Community