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Landing The Perfect Job For Introverts
Job searching can be tough. Not only do you have to find the right opportunity, you have to expertly craft a resume and/or portfolio. And as if that weren’t enough, you also have to sell yourself in the interview process. The interview may feel like a breeze for some, but it can be extremely difficult for those who are introverted. You may be the person who has difficulty talking about yourself, but there’s good news! Here are some tips for those introverted job seekers looking to land their perfect job.
Be Prepared–While this might seem simple, it is the most important part of having a good interview. For an introvert, being prepared can help you become more comfortable with a new environment, meeting the interviewer, and pitching yourself effectively. It’s also important to always have questions for the interviewer about the company or the position. Having those questions prepared can put you at ease during the interview process. A trusted friend or family member will often be able to help you prepare for the interview in a trusted environment which can make all the difference when it comes to confidence on the big day.
Phone Interviews May Be Helpful–While talking on the phone may make you anxious, this could be a good thing for you. The best resource is that you can have notes in front of you. These can have bullet points with your relevant experience for the job or questions about the company. Because your interviewer can’t see you, you can continuously refer to your notes throughout the interview.
Don’t try to be Someone You’re Not— Instead of focusing on “fixing” your personality traits, introverted candidates should instead focus on the numerous positive skills and experiences that they bring to the particular job opening. Your individual skills and experience are, after all, the reason you scored that call back in the first place. Focus on your knowledge and prepare for questions that are commonly asked for positions in your specific field.
Please remember that just because you’re introverted doesn’t mean that you’re not uniquely qualified for a position. These three simple tips can help you land your perfect job.