As a member of the introverts club, you may not be the slick small talker who enjoys taking center stage. You may also find it challenging to fully answer interview questions and flinch at the thought of promoting your academic achievements, touting examples of your practical experience and flaunting your admirable personal qualities. But these challenges are far from insurmountable.
With some strategic advanced planning and practiced techniques, introverts can turn away uncertainty to ace that interview and win that job!
You’re probably looking forward to graduation this May ‒ and you should! But as a graduating senior, don’t get so caught up in the celebratory aspects of graduation, you fail to prepare for life after college.
After graduating college most people look back at their time in college with rose-colored glasses, but being a college student in 2018 comes with many unique challenges. With the cost of higher education rising dramatically over the last few decades, many students are taking on second jobs and pursuing side hustles alongside their studies to help pay the bills. Combine this with a full schedule of tough classes and the never-ending task of applying for internships and post-graduation jobs, and it’s not hard to understand why a ton of college students experience burnout during their first years on campus.
Extra interview prep is taking what normal people do to prepare for an interview… and putting it on steroids. Will you use all of the knowledge that you gain in the interview? Possibly not.
But what you do gain is important: CONFIDENCE.
Like many 20-somethings new to the workplace, you may be freaking out about your first important business meeting. And you may be wondering how to prepare for that first chance you have to really impress.
After all, you can never be too prepared going into a business meeting… and you only get that one chance to make a great first impression.
You’ve graduated from college and completed your internships. Now you’re ready to market your skills to the business world… or are you?
How does your job search readiness stack up?