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How to Advance Your Career the ‘Introvert Way’

By | Alison Challman |

You don’t have to become more outgoing to succeed in your career. You can do it in a way that works for you as an introvert.

It’s hard to get ahead in business, no matter who you are. But it can seem even harder for introverts, who are conditioned to believe we need to “overcome” our natural tendencies to succeed at work.

Unfortunately, introverted professionals are often made to feel like we don’t belong in business. After all, we are frequently coached to speak up more, network more, or be more x, y, or z that pushes us to be more like the outgoing, extroverted mainstream. 

First, Shun the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

It can be frustrating to be made to feel like you need to become someone you’re not in order to advance your career. It can crush your confidence and even create a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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