There are a lot of things to look for when you’re interviewing candidates, but have you ever considered confidence? It may seem like a small thing to be on the lookout for, but a confident employee can do great things for your company. Here’s why:
1. Confident people can be humble.
When someone is humble, they know when it’s time to stop talking and start listening. They aren’t too proud to admit when they’ve made a mistake, or to learn from it. Being confident and being humble often go hand in hand. It takes confidence to admit a mistake, and a person who stops talking to let someone else speak is confident that they’ll have their moment to be heard. All of these things make for a great employee.
2. Confident people are driven.
A confident person is less likely to settle, and is more likely to be interested in moving forward. This means that a confident candidate will enjoy learning all the aspects of his or her job, will enjoy excelling at them, and will do what it takes to move up the ranks within the company. A confident person can also be great at leadership and motivating other employees, which may provide you with an excellent manager or project leader in the future.
3. Confident people take risks.
The worst fate for a business is stagnation. A company needs new ideas to continue to move forward and do well. New hires are often just the thing a company needs to shake things up, and a confident new hire is even better. Why? Because confident people aren’t afraid to take risks. They know that if they fail, they can pick themselves up and start over, without taking the loss personally. So if your workplace is starting to plateau, a confident new employee may be just what you need.
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