Thoughts on building confidence to get into a job search after being laid off after 20+ years due to job eliminations (company has had two more events since)? I never had to prove myself or I simply had more in my familiar environment. Looking back, I do think I did lack some confidence in certain situations but usually was able to "fake it until I made it" or push myself through. The idea of marketing myself is difficult because right now, I'm not clear or confident on "my brand". I'm one of those who is nervous to go to the party but once I'm there, can't imagine why I ever was and have a great time. Any ideas on how to deal with this for the job search? How can you build this type of confidence?