Job Applicant QuestionsCategory: Interviewhow to beat shyness
moniquew Staff asked 7 years ago

I’m really shy sometimes and interviews are really hard for me. I have lost a lot of chances at a job because of this and i’m realllly frustrated. what can i do to get over this and finally get a good job?

1 Answers
Ben Staff answered 7 years ago

Shyness is a real problem for some people, and it can even limit your job chances, as you have experienced already. First, choose the right industry. For example, going into sales when you are shy can cause you to perform poorly, and your prospective employers isn’t likely to hire you if they believe this. Second, take control of your shyness. When you go into a room, take charge and introduce yourself right away. This shifts the tone of the interview and can create a sense of confidence. Over time, the more you do things like this, the less of a problem being shy will be.