Come Recommended mashed up two of my favorite – but very different -- things: career advice and Disney musicals. What?! Yeah, it happened. Check out 10 Career Lessons From Disney Heroes to find out how Mulan, Buzz Lightyear and Belle from “Beauty & the Beast” can help your job search.
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.
Congratulations! After a difficult search, you are starting a new job. Now what? Aside from knowing your job description, what does your new employer expect from you? Think about it: When was the last time you were the new person at work? Do you remember how to make a good first impression?
Like many people, the career area I’m in now is completely different from the career I started. I started in journalism and media; now I’m a career adviser. Because the two career areas seem completely unrelated, people often ask me how I got here from where I was. Here is an interview I gave to Media Shower about my transition into career advising, and why helping people find meaningful careers is so important to me.
If you choose a career path based only on what you know how to do (your skills), you are less likely to enjoy the job and more likely to get burned out. Find a job that you are good at and that uses your skills is important. However, wouldn’t you also like to find a job that you enjoy and that matches your personality? Take a few minutes to remind yourself of your likes and dislikes. Then look for career options that fit what interests you.