Sometimes while we’re trying to get into the job market, we feel like we need to be like everyone else. Wear the right clothes, say the right things, think the right thoughts, so we’ll be accepted by the powers that be.
Make a good impression, not the same impression
Although it’s important to make a good impression to be liked and appreciated by others, you certainly don’t have to make the same impression as everyone else.
You bring unique thoughts, insights and ideas to the table. It’s important to build up your confidence to the level where you feel comfortable sharing them. The more you believe in yourself, the more others will believe in you.
Create your own box
You shouldn’t feel like you have to live in the same box as everyone else in order to get ahead. People don’t make an impression on others by being just like everyone else. They make an impression by being themselves.
Remember, every time there’s a bright new idea out there, that becomes the bright new thing everyone wants to talk and think about. Instead of focusing on what everyone else is doing, think about that bright new thing you can do.