Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
Anyone looking for a job will have butterflies in their tummy. For introverts, it is even more difficult. I have attributes of both extrovert and introvert. I can speak in public with very few butterflies. I can be self-confident in that situation. However, networking almost makes me sick to my stomach. I do much better in a career situation than a social one.
Wendy Gelberg offers exemplary strategies for the introvert facing networking and interview situations. Gelberg draws on her own experiences and those of other successful introverts. I found the chapter that defines shy people and introverts very interesting. Most people do not realize there is a difference.
As I was reading this book, I was reminded of a recent encounter. I was at a retreat. A very nice woman was sitting close to me. She was not very talkative. She did not participate in much. I ended up very uncomfortable. I had the feeling that she did not like me or found me annoying. She was an introvert. Not all introverts are rude, but their reticence often makes them appear that way. If I had a copy of this book with me, I would have presented her with it. With her attitude, I would never offer her a job.