Ten Tips for the Shy Job Seeker
In my previous post , I discussed the challenges for shy (or introverted ) people in the job market. I offered some general advice, but in this post I'd like to highlight ten things you can do (or think about) that might give you the edge in the very situations you prefer to avoid. 1. First, stop apologizing for being who you are. 2. So after an interview, networking event, or any other extraverted activity don't be too hard on yourself. 3. At the same time, it's OK to mention that you tend to have an understated style -- in fact that can be a great response to the typical "what is your weakness?" 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Finally, while introversion may be an innate trait , social skills and appropriate networking and interviewing behavior can be learned by anyone.