While extroverts may gain energy from talkative people and the buzz of life, such noise drains introverts.
|Earplugs provide quiet during |
an introvert's job hunt.
Introverted Job Hunters Benefit from Quiet TimeIntroverted job hunters can benefit from quiet time to think, to organize a job search, to do employer research, to tailor resumes and cover letters, and to recharge. As an introverted job seeker, you will find it helpful to pursue your employment search in a quiet place. Busy households and clattering coffee shops are not your best job-search environments. Even libraries can be distracting.
Pursuit-of-Silence SuggestionsHere are some pursuit-of-silence suggestions when you can't get away from noise:
- Use earplugs. Although earplugs may not drown out all noise, they can minimize distracting sounds.
- Create white noise. A fan, air purifier, sound machine, or white-noise app can create a subtle background sound that soothes and helps you concentrate.
- Close windows. Shut the windows to muffle outside noise.
- Move to a different room and shut the door. Create a job-search space in a quieter part of the house and close the door.
- Take children to day care or a sitter. It's not in most kids' nature to be quiet. Ask someone else to watch your kids when you really need to concentrate.
- Ask others to turn down the noise. As an introvert, I don't like asking others to be quiet. But sometimes I just have to--in a nice way, of course! (I've also turned down the TV when no one is looking.)