Are you a shy or introverted person who is interviewing for a new job soon? We’ve all had moments when we were so intimidated that we were rendered unsure of ourselves and unable to be assertive, almost as if we were shy.
Some of us are shy, of course, and for us, those moments happen frequently. Or perhaps you’re simply an introvert. You know who you are (but you’re probably too quiet to say so!).
Being shy or introverted usually doesn’t create a major problem in life. Either can at times, however, such as when you’re looking for a job, especially when you’re interviewing.
Interviewing well means communicating effectively while being able to convey a sense of self-esteem, your belief you are capable of performing the tasks of the job for which you’re interviewing.
There are, of course, careers that can more readily accommodate the shy and the introverted. Unfortunately, even getting one of those jobs still necessitates interviewing for it. So what is the introvert to do? When the interview arrives, how can you shine if you’re shy?
Here are some tips that can help you overcome your reticence about speaking with people, especially about yourself.
These are just some of the tools that can make it easier for you to manage your apprehension (if not outright fear!) and feel less awkward so that you can comfortably and confidently express yourself during a job interview.
Shy? Introverted? No problem. You can still be as impressive as you need to be.