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How Introverts Can Ace Interviews by Leading With Their Strengths

How Introverts Can Ace Interviews by Leading With Their Strengths
From Recruiter - December 7, 2016

Many a time during phone calls with both new clients and ones Ive been working with a bit longer, Ive heard job seekers present a type of truthful admissionto me. It sounds something like this: Scott, I have a really difficult time with interviewing for jobs. Im not the most naturally extroverted person, and Ive found it to be very difficult to put my best foot forward during my interview. Im really not quite sure how to overcome this.

Fortunately for these clients, in most cases, they dont need to overcome this so-called problem whatsoever. What they need to do is figure out how to enter the job interview from a place of natural talent and strength instead. And in the cases Im referencing, its so much easier to do than many thinkit would be.

Whether this is a conversation Im having with a web developer or some type of designer, artist, engineer, analyst, or scientist, the solution is the same: I tell them to showcase and present theirprevious work during the interview.

I remind them that the company is considering hiring them primarily for their behind the scenes contributions. Almost instantly, I can sense that a heavy weight has been lifted off their shoulders.

They arent expected to be the face of the company. They arent expected to be the most gregarious and popular person in the companythe person who is constantly winning over all the customers and staff members with their charm and charisma.

These job seekersare being pursued by companies for the amazing things they have created, developed, or implemented throughout their careers. So its that simple: All they need to do is show and explain to the company the type of work they have done in the past, are currently working on, or are planning on doing in the future that would communicate how they would excel in the position and contribute to the success of the company.



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