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.
The job interview is a shared nightmare among many introverts, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Introverts have skills that business can profit from.
It’s smart to treat every job as a professional stepping stone that could hypothetically lead to greater opportunities.
I broke down in tears in the break room. As an introvert, I was so uncomfortable in my job.