Almost all career counselors advise to act confidently in job interviews, but are self-assured people actually more successful in their application? There are a whole series of terms that describe a positive self-perception of oneself. Self-confidence in only one facet. The four elementary components of the positive or negative self-perception in psychology describes the construct of the so-called Core Self-Evaluations (Judge et al., 1998), which can be roughly translated as “central self-assessments”. These are: Self-esteem: the assessment of one’s self Self-efficacy: one’s belief in their own capacity to execute behaviours necessary to produce specific outcomes Locus of control: belief that things are changeable by oneself and not externally controlled, such as by bad luck or “fate” Emotional stability: disposition, able to stay calm during challenging situations
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