Succeeding in a Job Interview and Seeing Your Value in the Workplace as an Introvert

Succeeding in a Job Interview and Seeing Your Value in the Workplace as an Introvert

One of the more challenging aspects of life for those of us who are quieter and more introverted, is often our career. When we’re in job search mode, it can feel like our introversion seems to disqualify us for many jobs, or at least makes it hard to get past the interview stage. Job adverts talk…

What’s the work-from-home lockdown like for someone experiencing social anxiety?

What’s the work-from-home lockdown like for someone experiencing social anxiety?

Secret lockdown relief Five months ago at the office, after just a week and half at my new job in the heart of London, I was being told: “A lockdown has been imposed and you’ll need to work from home indefinitely”. What I actually heard was: “You are saved from the stifling anxiety of dealing…

What you can learn about success and self-care in the workplace from an introverted business owner
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What you can learn about success and self-care in the workplace from an introverted business owner

When you think of a woman who founded a successful global company, what do you see? Now add presenting at conferences, delivering training workshops and working with high-profile organisations. You probably picture a person full of extroverted confidence, who must never struggle to speak, network, or feel doubtful, don’t you? It’s easy for us to…

Starting your own business as an introvert experiencing social anxiety

Starting your own business as an introvert experiencing social anxiety

Hi there! Have you ever felt held back in your career by social anxiety or imposter syndrome? Or perhaps you stop yourself from pursuing your dream career because you feel like you’re too introverted and not outgoing enough? Well, you’re not alone. We have been mentoring people who are exploring a new business idea and are…

4 lessons to help you feel more courageous with presentations
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4 lessons to help you feel more courageous with presentations

At 7 years old, I felt so terrified when doing a ‘weather forecast’ at school, I nervously farted in front of my class. At 26, I froze during a 3-minute presentation whilst on a ‘Projecting Professional Confidence’ workshop; feeling unable to finish I ran back to my seat and held back tears as my body…

Why it’s worth choosing connection over avoidance
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Why it’s worth choosing connection over avoidance

You know how it is when you get talking to someone and that quiet excitement bubbles up inside because they feel so aligned with where you are and it’s almost like the universe has sent them your way? Well, I was lucky enough to have one of those awesome connections yesterday. It’s funny to think…

Why you’re not falling behind in life, even if you feel like you’re failing
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Why you’re not falling behind in life, even if you feel like you’re failing

Most of the time I feel like I’m running late for my own life; while everyone else seems to be on time for theirs or maybe even ahead of schedule. Sometimes, I wish I lived in outer space. In space, time doesn’t matter like it does here on earth. I lay in bed, unable to…

Why social anxiety is a hidden challenge in the workplace

Why social anxiety is a hidden challenge in the workplace

To mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, a panel discussion bringing together professionals from the field of health and wellbeing in Cornwall was held at The Museum of Cornish Life in Helston as part of the “I was, I am, I will be” exhibition that Quiet Connections developed in collaboration with the museum,…

5 top tips for showcasing your quieter communication skills in a job interview
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5 top tips for showcasing your quieter communication skills in a job interview

Communication Skills for Career Success Ask an employer from any sector what they look for in new recruits and it’s not long before that broadly defined powerhouse of a soft skill – communication – springs to mind. Not surprising, really. Effective communication means a potential hire has the interpersonal and persuasion skills to explain ideas…

3 things you need to focus on so you can feel happy in life
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3 things you need to focus on so you can feel happy in life

Did you know there are three aspects of happiness? In order to feel truly happy, we have to fulfil each of these areas: Pleasure, Engagement and Meaning. Let’s briefly explore why each of these components are important to your happiness; what activities might look like in each area; and the kind of things that could…