Ever walk into a room and feel unnoticed? Sometimes people just don’t seem to ‘see’ you – we’ve all been there. Don’t fear though, we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to be outrageous, outspoken or change who you are to be noticed, you just need a little confidence boost.
Get Noticed in School
Ever think what a JOY it is to walk into class, with all eyes on you for the best reasons? Nah, us neither. School can be tough, tough with a capital T. And if you’re quiet it can be even harder. When you’re feeling shy, you subconsciously give off ‘don’t look at me’ signals and act in ways that may make you seem invisible. Because you’re conscious of attracting attention, you keep your eyes on the floor and dress in a way that you blend in with the crowd. You see, on some level we sometimes don’t want to be noticed at all. When we’re confident, we smile loads, stand up tall and take an interest in things. When we’re not, we do the opposite and people get the vibe that we wanna be left alone.
Okay, so we know it’s not exactly easy to suddenly start oozing confidence if you’re usually a wallflower but there are ways around that little problem. Start by ‘faking it’, but only slightly because you’re fab the way you are! Simply stand up straight, stick a smile on your dial and catch someone’s eye. If that person notices you, whoever they may be, look happy and you’ll not only brighten up their day but yours too. Smiles are contagious, so pass ‘em along. After a while, the positive messages you’re sending out will make their way back to you and suddenly your self-esteem will shoot up. Before you know it, you won’t be ‘faking it’ anymore.
Get Noticed in Work Experience
If you intend to turn into a high-flying career woman, where better to try your hand at being job-savvy than on work experience? Here comes our tip-top advice for standing out during your work experience, for all the right reasons, of course.
The ones who stick out in our minds, always, are the ones who roll up their sleeves and get down to work. But that’s not all, you have to be prepared to do your very best no matter how significant the job may seem. Don’t be afraid to walk around and introduce yourself either, if you’re unsure of something, speak up and ask questions. Being genuinely interested and friendly to everyone you encounter will go a long way to getting you a raving review.
So next time you’re on work experience or preparing for an interview, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and grasp every opportunity. Under no circumstances do you curb your enthusiasm!
Get Noticed in a Crowd
Getting noticed when you’re out in a crowd or in a massive group doesn’t mean you have to dress head to toe in sequins, but being slightly more daring can definitely help. Dialing up your creativity when it comes to style can not only help you stand out from a crowd, but also make you feel a whole lot more confident. Try opting for a new print next time you’re browsing in the shops, or even put your own stamp on things by getting creative with an old pair of jeans. But above all, make sure you feel comfortable. If you’re a jeans kind of gal, wearing a skirt will only make you feel awkward. Stick to what you’re comfortable in and start experimenting with accessories and colours.