By Carol Kleiman, Chicago Tribune Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Aug. 13--Confidence: a feeling of consciousness of reliance on one's self ... the state of feeling sure--Webster's Third New International Dictionary
A few months ago, when I asked individual job seekers at my public appearances what they needed most, the answer always was to know where the jobs are.
Today, the answer is different: Increasingly the response is "confidence"--a need that arises from months of job hunting without success.
"There's a strong correlation between job seekers who feel confident about their job search and the time it takes them to get one. …