In this fun filled and insightful podcast we explore the misconceptions of being introverted in an extroverted job search world. Both introvert and extrovert personalities bring strengths and challenges to the job search process and ask the question:
“Is the grass really greener for an extrovert or an introvert?”
Automatically, most people would say extroverts find more success in the job search but is that true? Is that a proven fact? In reality, extroverts, introverts and ambiverts have been able to navigate the job search just as successfully as the other. The only difference is, the way they approach the job search.
We assume what we think is a weakness, such as shyness, can be someone else’s strength. Being an introvert, you learn to capitalize on your strengths. Its hard when the stigma of being an introvert can affect your confidence but be proud of the introvert qualities you have! There are just as many success introverts as there are extroverts.
A little backstory to this podcast:
When I asked Tina, Edith, Antonietta and Monica to be a guest for this podcast their reaction was priceless. Only 1 of the 4 was overly excited about sharing their experience. The other 3, looked terrified. So terrified, not only did they ask for the questions in advanced but they held a meeting to go over the questions to be able to come up with their answers. The extroverted one, “I’ll answer them during the podcast.”
Interesting to observe first hand how introverts and extroverts responded to the initial prep for the podcast. (Most of the time I was trying to calm their fears about being recorded on the podcast than anything else.) While the extrovert went about her day, the introverts needed time to process, think out their strategy, ask further clarifying questions and more. It as amazing to see how drastically different one personality is from the other yet how they utilized their strengths to accomplish their goal. From this one observation, imagine how introverts and extroverts prepare for career fairs, interviews, networking events and more which you will hear in the podcast below.
Also, can you guess which one of our guest is the extroverted one?
Do you want to know if you are an extrovert, introvert or ambivert? Here are some great self-assessment test to find out –
- Psychology Today: http://psychologytoday.tests.psychtests.com/take_test.php?idRegTest=1311
- Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/introvert-extrovert-or-ambivert-quiz-2015-8
- Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/07/17/apple-iphone-7-photos-video-problem/#5fd894c17627