I think it’s fair to say that most people dislike job interviews.
And for HSPs, they are extra super not-fun.
In this episode, I talk about why traditional interviews are a poor way to judge a candidate, how HSPs may react to being interviewed, and end it with 3 interviews tips. (Hey, I wanted to offer something helpful instead of just ranting!)
EXTRA TIP! After publishing this episode, I thought of a little tactic I use that you might find helpful. So…one of my biggest challenges is not being able to give great answers to questions instantly. I need time to think about things.
So, here’s the scenario: the interviewer asks me a tough question. I say, “Hmm. let me think for a moment.” Then, I try hard to think of an answer, but mostly panic instead. I give some weak, lame answer. Later, I kick myself about it. Here comes the save: after the interview, I email the interviewer with a better answer to that question. I would write something like this, “I was thinking about your question [fill in the question] and now that I’ve had more time to think about it, I want to say —-” Or something along those lines. Of course I am careful to make it sound natural and not awkward, and also like I’m offering something truly helpful to them. Use your judgement–don’t send this email unless you’ve got something really smart to say. I’m hoping my super awesome emailed answer will cancel out my terrible in-person answer. Hopefully they will understand that I was just nervous.
Related content on this blog:
- Here’s the blog post version of this episode
- Here’s the best job for a highly sensitive person
- Is self employment the best for HSPs?