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The Scariest Thing about Introverts

The Scariest Thing about Introverts | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Introverts drive extroverts crazy. Or should I say, extroverts drive introverts crazy? “... 65% of senior corporate executives viewed introversion as a barrier to leadership...” (HBR) The blank stare: The scariest thing about an introvert is the blank stare that comes over their face when they’re thinking. It looks like displeasure, dislike, even disdain, to…
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This article triggered my thinking again of why introverts have so much trouble "winning" a job interview. I wrote an article a number of years ago titled "Why Introverts Are Doomed to Fail in the Interview".

 

Most hiring managers have a preconceived notion that the best candidates exhibit traits of extroversion in the interview - outgoing, warm, talkative, able to answer silly questions on the spot, or get deeply introspective and personal very quickly.

 

My experience with over 30 years of executive search and hiring coaching/consulting is that introversion or extroversion is not indicative of performance and success. I think many executives make wrong biased assumptions about introverts. So, now the question is how do introverts overcome this natural bias of most hiring managers - particularly in an interview format.

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Kimberly Stone On The 4 Hiring Mistakes Business Owners Should Avoid - Resources - Portfolio.com

Kimberly Stone On The 4 Hiring Mistakes Business Owners Should Avoid - Resources - Portfolio.com | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Hiring someone with potential sounds good—unless that raw talent never grows and matures into an actionable manifestation of what you first saw. Here are four tips for determining whether a job candidate is worthy.


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