HOW CAN AN INFJ SUCCEED AT A JOB INTERVIEW?

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» HOW INFJS CAN WIN THEIR JOB INTERVIEWS.

I am a job interview coach and an INFJ. I see many people of all different types who fail their job interviews because they don't know how to self-promote.

Is this you? Have you failed a job interview because you could not convince the interview panel of the benefits they would receive from employing you? If so, you are not alone.

INFJs can find it particularly hard to advocate for themselves in job interviews. They often have many strengths but they may not be fully aware of them or they don't know how to describe them convincingly.

The importance of describing your INFJ strengths in a job interview.

One big error that people make when applying for a job and answering job interview questions, is to over-focus on their experience. Experience is in the past. It has been and gone.

What INFJs need to be able to do is to clearly describe the strengths that they have and how they will bring these to the employing organisation.

Many INFJs fail to do this. They don't know how to win a job interview and fail. It's an INFJ tragedy.


» INFJ STRENGTHS ADD CREDIBILITY TO JOB INTERVIEW ANSWERS.

Being an INFJ isn't easy and yet INFJs can be gifted in their workplaces. They can contribute substantially to their chosen careers and create more efficient, meaningful and harmonious working environments.

It's important, therefore, that they explain and sell their strengths in a job interview as this makes their answers to the interview questions more compelling and convincing.

If INFJs can't explain what they're good at they miss out on important career progression and promotions. In addition, the organisation that could benefit from their skills and strengths also loses out.

How INFJ strengths win out over experience in a job interview.

I hear INFJs being confused about how to describe their strengths. In fact, I hear INFJs who don't even know what strengths they have.

Is this you? Can you list the strengths that you have? If not, you may fail the interview because someone else can list theirs. The strengths tell the interview panel how you will be of value to them. Experience tells them what you have done in the past.

If you, as an INFJ, can't describe your strengths and don't know your strengths, how can you expect a panel to know them? They aren't psychic! The first of many tasks for an INFJ who is preparing to win a job interview is to be able to describe their abilities.


» HOW MANY STRENGTHS DO YOU NEED TO WIN A JOB INTERVIEW?

I suggest to INFJs that they delineate ten different strengths to an interviewer or interview panel.

I also suggest that INFJs articulate these in a way that demonstrates how they will bring benefit to the organisation in the future.

Many INFJs undermine themselves when doing this and become vague and ambiguous in their language. Ambiguous, unclear language does not sell an INFJ in a job interview. Clarity is paramount. How clear are you?


Planet INFJ: The Book

How can an INFJ spell out their strengths in a job interview?

"Planet INFJ" will explain many of the gifts and abilities that an INFJ has. It gives a thorough and comprehensive examination of the contributions that INFJs bring to the world and workplace. It can lead you to your own strengths. That will make job interviews easier!

  1. "Planet INFJ" will help INFJs to plan and prepare for job interviews because of the comprehensive nature with which it describes the many attributes that an INFJ has. It is only by having a thorough understanding and acceptance of our own strengths that INFJs can explain these convincingly at a job interview. Let "Planet INFJ" clearly demonstrate to you how an INFJ can contribute meaningfully to the world, so that you can do the same in your job interviews. Win that job!
  2. Do you find it difficult to describe your strengths? "Planet INFJ" devotes the whole of section two to the true stories of successful INFJs to help you reflect on your own and find your own expertise. For instance, in Chapter 11, INFJ Insight writer, Geoff, explains how he followed a winding career path to become a successful CEO. Another INFJ, Kelly, explains the path she took to becoming a writer, editor and designer. Please don't risk missing out on a job that you deserve because you don't fully understand your strengths. Let "Planet INFJ" guide you to greater interview success.
  3. INFJs deserve complete success in the workplace because they have talents that many organisations and roles can profit from.

» DAZZLE THE INTERVIEW PANEL WITH THE VALUE YOU BRING.

Are you troubled because you want to be an authentic INFJ but find yourself being rebuffed, ridiculed or dismissed? Are you retreating into the safety of your own private world? If so, you risk becoming isolated or lonely and your wonderful INFJ strengths and gifts being wasted. Don't let this happen to you. "Planet INFJ" will help you find the perfect balance between being understood and accepted AND being an authentic INFJ.

Authenticity is the core value of INFJs; come join us on Planet INFJ, where authenticity reigns.

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