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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…
Barry Deutsch's insight:

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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Hiring: The Most Important Part of the Interview Starts Before the Interview | LinkedIn

Hiring: The Most Important Part of the Interview Starts Before the Interview | LinkedIn | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
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Recognize, acknowledge, and understand the implications of making a first impression during interviewing. Most hiring managers make mistakes on 2/3 of the candidates they meet due to wrong first impressions.

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Job Search: Are You A Good Story Teller in the Interview?

Job Search: Are You A Good Story Teller in the Interview? | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

"Similar to your early experience in kindergarten, storytelling is a powerful method to teach – to show hiring executives what your true capability is in helping them solve their most significant problems."

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Winning interviews is basically telling great stories that share key traits of success and answer quantifiable questions like dates, KPIs, metrics, outcomes, budgets, people, etc.

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Hiring Frustration #3: Lies and Exaggeration

Hiring Frustration #3: Lies and Exaggeration | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

"Lies, Embellishment, and Exaggeration. How many mistakes have you made in hiring candidates whom you lied, embellished, or exaggerated?"

Barry Deutsch's insight:

One of the greatest frustrations in hiring is having candidates lie convincingly, or exaggerating-embellishing what they've done. Most CEOs and Executives believe that at least 100 percent of candidates fake it in the interview. How do you overcome this tendency to misrepresent and get to the TRUTH?

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Eliminate Candidate Embellishment | LinkedIn

Eliminate Candidate Embellishment | LinkedIn | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

"Stop allowing candidates to lie, embellish, and exaggerate what they did and what they think they can do for you."

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The vast majority of CEOs and senior executives have told me over the last 20 years that they think 100 percent of candidates they interview tend to lie, embellish, and exaggerate. The big question is HOW DO YOU GET TO THE TRUTH?

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