There are many reasons that people devalue themselves, including being told that they are less valuable by previous bosses, or due to being rejected after multiple job interviews. This creates a negative mindset that makes workers believe they will never get ahead.
Break the Cycle. Take a step back and recognize how easy it is to miss the big picture if you’re involved in the cycle of devaluing yourself. Think about your brand. Ask yourself questions like: Who am I? What skills do I bring to the table? How does my personality factor into my work? Your answers to these questions and more will play a large role in branding yourself. Your personal brand is who you are as a human being and as a professional, blending both parts together perfectly.
Location. If you’re finding it difficult to sell yourself during the recruiting process, even with a strong personal brand, consider your location. Relocating can be a very important factor in designing your career and earning more money. Think about relocating to an area that offers more career opportunities, especially in your chosen field.
Education. Don’t forget to consider your level of education. Many people find that going to school or going back to school to earn an advanced degree can help them in their search for a new position. Certification programs and training are great ways to learn new skills and impress recruiters. You can also learn many skills on your own. The internet is a great source that provides free or low-cost learning tools that may even help you promote yourself to recruiters.