4 Ways Introverts Can Grow in an Extroverted Workplace March 8, 2019

4 Ways Introverts Can Grow in an Extroverted Workplace

Believe it or not, introversion is a very common personality trait.

However, when it comes to career advice, many solutions to common career inquiries have an underlying assumption that the reader is or can be extroverted.

New hires are encouraged to attend group work sessions, participate actively in meetings, as well as socialize frequently with co-workers. While it can improve interpersonal relations within the workplace, it may not be well liked by a group that makes up 30 to 50 percent of the population: introverts. Although introverts may be some of the most charismatic people in the world, they often feel most energized and productive while in solitude. In a world full of extroverts, it’s important to find solutions specific to your personality in order to work effectively as well as stay sane. Keep reading for 4 solutions made for you, the introvert in the work place. Continue reading “4 Ways Introverts Can Grow in an Extroverted Workplace”

3 Major Career Traps & How to Avoid Them September 14, 2018

3 Major Career Traps & How to Avoid Them

“It’s not who you are that holds you back. It’s who you think you’re not.” – Denis Waitley

You have the right skills, extensive professional experience, and a completed project list that could fill several pages. What’s really stopping you from getting the most out of your career every day? That little voice inside your head could be your biggest fan – but most times it’s our toughest critic.

These criticisms often lead us into what we refer to as career traps. With over 59 million hits on Google, it’s clear that “career trap” is not only a real thing but also a widely discussed topic in the professional environment. Authors from major publications such as Forbes, Huffington Post, and Psychology Today have all weighed in with their insight on this trending topic of career interest, but our favorite comes from author Sarah Canaday. In her article “Common Career Traps of Top Performers,” she concisely explains 4 career traps most professionals face at some point during their career and offers quick bullet points of ways to avoid each trap. These articles tackling this complex and frequently-experienced phenomenon, specifically from Canaday, inspired us to offer our own take on the subject. Keep reading for what career traps to look out for and ways to avoid them.  Continue reading “3 Major Career Traps & How to Avoid Them”