What I wish I’d known as a student: No one is as confident as they seem
When you’re a student, it’s easy to imagine that everyone else in a workplace is not only effortlessly confident, but knows more than you ever will. Especially those who’ve been in the industry for a few years. But according to top coach Caroline Goyder, this is a long way from the truth.
In her previous job as a voice teacher at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Caroline discovered that even supremely gifted actors like Helen Mirren were, underneath, not nearly as confident as they might appear.
Caroline’s advice is simple: no one is as confident as they seem. So apply this knowledge to your next interview. Instead of worrying about what the interviewer wants to hear, think about how you can help their business challenge. By having a “how can I help?” mindset, you’ll immediately make yourself more relevant to them.
Caroline Goyder worked as a voice teacher at the Central School of Speech and Drama and has spent the last ten years developing a system to help clients perform with poise, presence and power, in everyday life. RED magazine recently called Caroline one of Britain’s top coaches and her recent book, 'Gravitas' has been met with critical acclaim.