Finding a job that fits the needs of introverts can be tough. Lots of companies will expect employees to be as outgoing and sociable as possible.
You don’t want to be in the spotlight, and having to manage many employees can be mentally exhausting. That’s why I turned to freelancing.
It doesn’t make introverts jump for joy when we’re invited to a brainstorming session. However, with a little creativity, a brainstorming session can be different.
Being the only introvert in a room of five other people and vying for a spot on a competitive team is my idea of a nightmare.
While one might expect self-reflective introverts to be armed with a firm sense of identity, this is not always the case.
Job seekers, you might have to “pass” a personality test. Tests like the Big 5 have become an increasingly popular aspect of the hiring process.
To highly sensitive introverts like me, who struggle to stay productive while working in a busy office, using headphones is a big deal.
Without any other job to go to, I resigned. As an introvert, I’ve started living the life I’ve always wanted as a freelance writer.
Even if you’re an introvert, networking can help you land your next job, gain valuable professional contacts, or even make more friends.
In the end, my problem wasn’t my age, rank, or introversion. My problem was the limiting beliefs I told myself about introversion.