The New Year is a time for transformation. Many people make resolutions like quitting smoking, starting an exercise routine, or saving more money. However, some people decide to make very major changes. If one’s goal is to enjoy life to the fullest or spend more time with family, a career change may be a priority for 2017.
It’s the night before the first day of your new job. You’re standing in front of your closet, trying to decide what to wear. Your goal: not to draw attention to yourself. If you’re lucky, no one will notice you and you won’t be forced to engage in conversations that end in awkward silence.
If this is you, you need to remember something very important. Your future boss may already know that you are shy based on your interview, but guess what? He/She picked you for a reason. Not only did you demonstrate that you were the best candidate for the job, but you have something that your boss longs for–the voice of reason. This voice is something that you’ve developed strongly, probably as a result of your shyness and your experiences as a shy person. Continue reading