Self esteem is an expression of one’s perceptions regarding the convictions and confidence in what one can do and is worthy of. It is evaluated by the level of confidence in the applicant regarding the required skills and education to complete the job in the most effective and efficient manner. The applicants with high level of self esteem answer the question by using phrase I can than any other phrases like I believe or I do. When a candidate is confident of him performing duties and possessing the required skills then only answers with phrase I can. Apart from the confidence, it is body language as well as the facial expressions while discussing or talking about the skills also help in evaluating the self esteem level of the candidates. Besides the above mentioned ways, there is better way to evaluate the self esteem. The self esteem can be evaluated by using self esteem test consisting of questionnaires regarding skills and many other aspects of job as well as previous experiences.
The competence and worthiness and their interaction with each other are the basic components of self esteem. Competence is normally a behavioral characteristic and is measured in terms of whether the outcome of an action is deemed effective or ineffective. Worthiness is experiential and deals with personal and social values. It is these two elements that provide the basis for evaluation of personal characteristics and the development of self-esteem.