5 Ways to Make the Job Search Easier When You’re An Introvert

Job searching is difficult for just about everyone. Introverts – those who gain energy from themselves rather than from those around them – struggle particularly with the high-interactions aspects of the job search, such as the interview. Glassdoor writer Amma Marfo created an excellent resource to help introverts find their strength and succeed throughout the job search. Here are her recommendations:

  1. Develop thoughtful application materials. Use your internal energy to create the perfect portfolio, or write a compelling cover letter.
  2. Find a way to make phone interviews professional, yet comforting. Dress professionally, and answer questions with the STAR method. But, while on the phone, make sure you’re in an environment that makes you happy, such as using a favorite mug for water.
  3. Know everything up front. Ask what the interview will entail, how long it will go, and who you will meet with so you can be prepared and feel more confident.
  4. Find a way to re-energize yourself. Don’t beat yourself up for feeling drained after a long interview with many people- ask for a moment to use the rest room or stop for water so you can collect yourself.
  5. Make sure you understand their culture. You are interviewing them just as much as they are interviewing you, so ask questions about the workspace and how employees interact.

Marfo gives a lot of wonderful quick tips throughout her article, which will absolutely help introverts be their best selves during the interview process. You can read everything here.

What other ideas do you, our readers, have to share in order to make the job search easier?

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