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#TipsforShyPeople Series: This is a follow up from the Networking Tips for Shy People (which was a reply to Israel’s question). Interviews are critical huddle that every job seekers must scale…and for shy folks this is not funny at all. However, first impressions are everything, so if you’re shy by nature, you need to break out of your shell if you’re trying to impress someone.
This is extremely crucial during a job interview and in fact, shy people need to “express a high level of self-confidence” even more so than extroverts, said Bill Rosenthal, CEO of Communispond, an organization aimed at helping professionals communicate more effectively. Read the rest of this entry »
Dear CoachFaith: I am a shy person. I can’t even hid it – am sure mine is a sort of disorder, I am extremely shy, it has obviously denied me of so many opportunity. However, against all odds I was favoured to land a banking job about a year ago, I work at the HR department of a leading Nigerian commercial bank, however the first thing my colleagues observe about me (even before my great IQ) is this shyness thing…am tired of this negative attention. I need help! And now it obvious my progress is tied to my network, so how do I go about this? – Israel, Abuja Read the rest of this entry »