Your resume is a work of art. Your cover letter is perfect. And no one fits this job better than you.
But here goes the problem:
You're a 100% introvert who, put it nicely, doesn't like ongoing interactions, greetings, handshakes, questions, and being the center of attention. In other words, you can't stand anything related to successful job interviews.
Yes, it's tough. It's stressful, challenging, and terrifying. But no matter how introverted you are, you won't be able to avoid interviews while searching for a job.
The good news is, you can nail them!
Learn how to make introversion suit you and win job interviews despite this character trait of yours.
1) Prepare and practice
Did you read books on introversion such as The Genius of Opposites by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler or The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World by Marti Olsen Laney, for example? All they describe preparation and practice as the best friends of introverted personalities.
So why not use them for your benefit?
2) Highlight your strengths
Today is the hour of triumph for introverts because all those fabulous qualities they naturally have are exactly what most recruiters want to see in candidates. So, don't forget to highlight your strengths such as creativity, written communication skills, and independence when crafting a resume.
During a job interview, connect those qualities to examples of your accomplishments: tell about that successful project you managed alone, demonstrate your portfolio, prove productivity with links to your online work, if any, etc.
For introverts, it's easier to connect to individuals rather than groups. Teamwork is not your strength, but it won't be a problem for smart recruiters. More than that, they can even help you benefit from this peculiarity:
3) Apply for jobs that suit your introversion
Easier said than done, especially when bills don't pay themselves. And yet, whenever possible, try to apply for jobs involving quiet alone time, written rather than phone conversations, work from home, and long-standing routine rather than constant rush. It would be the case when your natural skills could make you a great fit.
What could be a perfect job for introverts?
Introverts have strong analytical and concentration skills. They are attentive to details, creative, and disciplined. They prefer to work alone or in small groups, focus on one task at a time, and choose to observe before getting involved. Applying for positions that need such traits from employees, you can find a job with perfect conditions.
Consider interviews for positions such as:
Introverts have a super set of skills to win job interviews. Once you've learned how to highlight and manage your strengths, you'll double or even triple your chances to get hired.