The Top 8 Career Tips for Introverts

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Even though introverts approach career networking and job searching with trepidation and interviewing can put them into a panic, employers seek many of the characteristics introverts have.

Introverts are good listeners, and listening skills are prized in the workplace. Introverts are also thoughtful and analytical. They don’t seek the limelight, and that can be a good thing. A company doesn’t need an office full of superstars who all want recognition for their accomplishments.

The trick though, if you’re an introvert, is to survive doing what doesn’t come naturally, and to learn how to make assets out of the qualities you have. There are ways to network without getting overwhelmed and wanting to run out of the room as fast as you can.

There are strategies for making interviews as stress-free as possible. You can find jobs that are a good match for your personality and skill setso you can more easily transition to a new job and fit in comfortably at your workplace.

Review these career tips for introverts to make the most out of your personality and successfully grow your career.

Career Networking

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Networking can be stressful, but there are ways to make it less painful. If you pick the right people, places and things to talk about, it will go much smoother than you might expect. Here are tips for career networking made easy for introverts.

Job Search

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Finding a job and work environment that's comfortable and allows you to flourish is important for your career happiness and success. Review these job search tips for navigating through every step of the job application process, from cover letters to interviews, as well as tips on how to identify jobs that are introvert-friendly.

Interview Tips

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Interviewing is scary for most people, let alone an introvert. However, there are ways to ace an interview, even if you are the shyest person you know. Here are techniques and advice to help even the most reserved and self-effacing introvert interview successfully.

Find a Job That Matches Your Personality

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What's the best job for you? Here is a list of nine different personality types and the jobs best suited for people with each personality. Read the description of each personality—introvert being at the top of the list—to find out which type you are, and for what types of jobs for which you might be best suited.

Promote The Skills You Have That Employers Want

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When you look through the list of skills employers seek in job applicants, you'll see that you have a lot of them even if you're not the most outgoing person in the room. Review the skills that employers are looking for, take the time to match your skills to the job, and you'll be able to show the employer why you're perfect for the job.

Start a New Job

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Your first day at work can be overwhelming. That's true for anyone, but introverts may find the idea of starting a new job particularly intimidating. Here are strategies that will help make your first week at a new job a success.

Take a Career Test (or Two)

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Not sure what you want to do? A career aptitude test can give you an indication of which jobs match your personality and which careers are a good fit for you. Here are a variety of online free career aptitude tests and assessments that can help you determine what type of job matches your career interests and aptitudes. 

Find a Job That Works for You

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One of the best ways to ensure career happiness is to find a job that's a good fit. There are many good career options for even the shyest person. Here are the Top 10 jobs for introverts.