The basic idea of telling introverts to act more like extroverts is degrading and unproductive. Introversion and extroversion are naturally occurring personality traits that all of us have. Most people are more extroverted, but that does not make introverts bad or wrong. People are happiest when they have confidence in who they are and are free to be themselves. We should encourage and support people to play to their strengths, not chastise them for not acting like someone else.
“Can you review my resume” is the first question most people ask me when they find out I’m a career adviser. They waste the opportunity of developing new strategies for connecting with employers and others in their career field. Your resume is an important part of your job search toolkit -- it’s just not the only, or the most important part.
If you are unemployed or looking for a way to make extra money this holiday season, now is the time to apply for part-time and full-time temporary positions. Employers are interviewing and training new employees with your skills to work during the upcoming busy shopping season and possibly longer.
Here is a comment from an adult going back to school to qualify for jobs. It was originally posted on the DeniseMpls Facebook page. "It is very discouraging when you are forced into unpaid internships and low-paying jobs just so you can gain exposure to your chosen field. Entry-level jobs even demand 3-5 years of experience in that field ..."
Like many people, the job these athletes might not feel passionate about the jobs they go to everyday. Nevertheless, they have created a life for themselves that includes making a living and living out their passions.