Confidence is Essential in the Legal Industry

Thursday, April 5, 2012

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One thing that any employee in the legal industry needs is a strong sense of self-confidence. Whether in a courtroom, sitting beside an established lawyer or working late to complete a project that could result in a hefty promotion, paralegals must possess a confident demeanor to get the job done accurately and efficiently.

When workers are new to a job, it can take some time to feel comfortable in such a fast-paced environment.

"A group may feel threatened, for example, and try to undermine a worker," Lynn Taylor, author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant," told Forbes. "But since managers hold the cards to the employee's future, the state of that rapport has the greatest impact on confidence levels."

By maintaining a healthy level of confidence, workers may be assigned more challenging projects because of their managers' trust that they will complete the task. Young adults can boost their current goals and move up along their desired career paths by demonstrating that they are successful and valuable workers. The key is to stay within certain bounds of self-awareness and confidence.

"In the same way that you don't want to lack confidence, you also don't want to be over-confident," Katharine Brooks, author of "You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career," told the news outlet. "Over-confidence can make you take on projects that are beyond your capability, and you might not be able to complete them."

One of the best places for people to get started on strengthening their confidence skills is in the classroom. Aspiring legal professionals can sign up for the Paralegal program at Reeves College. For more information, fill out the form on the right.


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