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Developing A Career Business Plan

An Introverts Guide to Job Search

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Yue-Wen LIM25 year corporate career veteran


..while an introvert may also be shy, introversion itself is not shyness. Basically, an introvert is a person who is energized by being alone . are more concerned with the inner world of the mind. They enjoy thinking, exploring their thoughts and feelingsAfter being with people for any length of time, such as at a party, they need time alone to "recharge.

Carol Bainbridge gifted children expert

Introverts advantageWe listen more and listen betterWe think before we speakWe like to be preparedUnderstated, not brash

Introverts need toManage external and inner perceptions Manage your own expectations & know your limitsFocus on what you can controlFigure out your competitive advantages Reflect and learn dont take things personallyPractice, be proactive, be prepared, anticipate

NetworkingDuring Networking, Engage and offer, not sell and want

Online job search comforts Introverts because they dont have to connect to a person. Its a false sense of comfort

NetworkingReach out to targets beforehandBegin with someone you know If not, target groups of 3-4Rehearse your key pitchesKeep records of connection discussionFollow-up after connectingFind time to recharge in betweenBe Real, be Present, and Smile!

AccomplishmentsStrengthen web presence for online networkingAccomplishments must be measureable and quantifiableLinkedin, resume, Blog, create your own websiteReinforce these by relating to your own personal values and skillsBe able to tell a story

BrandingBe consistent across all public networksElevator pitchesFirst 10 secs is crucial30-60 sec3 minuteFocus on how you help others, not list your career history

Having a SpecialisationAllows better focus and more effective brandingEnables better retention of your audience

During interviewsResearch role, company, interviewerPracticeExpected interview questionsYour Power Pose smile, firm handshake, shoulders forward, confidentDont be afraid to ask questionsBe prepared for small talk

Introverts.Get a coach or mentorFind a career that energises you, not drain youFind a matching organisation and/or supervisor

Be confident with your abilities