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Interviewing as an Introvert

This is the follow up to my last post about education and interviewing advice.  If you haven’t read that, the short story is that I was asked for tips on interviewing for an introvert who doesn’t have a typical education.  This is the interviewing half of my response:

About interviewing: being an introvert is hard.  I'm a mild introvert and have managed many.  It requires extra energy to be outgoing and can leave you drained, but sometimes, like in job interviews, you have to just pump yourself up and throw everything at it.  One of my managers told me that my quietness was becoming an issue in meetings with executives.  I started to prep for those meetings by drinking an energy drink a few hours before and doing jumping jacks before going into the conference room.  I don't like the idea of using stimulants like that often, but I will use them strategically when I need a mood boost before a life altering event.

The other part about interviewing is to make sure you have a story t…