4 tips to overcome shyness during your entertainment career search


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Ever been in a situation where you feel out of place, nervous or just out of your comfort zone? Specially in an environment which may have a direct impact on your career? Get useful, easy to implement tips which may help you in such situations!

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4 tips to overcome shyness during your entertainment career search

  1. 1. 4 Tips to Overcome Shyness during your Entertainment Career search
  2. 2. Can you remember the last time you stepped into a networking event full of strangers and felt that self-conscious and awkward feeling rush over you? Or that heart-thumping moment when you wanted to ask your interviewer a question, but were too shy to do so? Or wanting to approach someone for business, but were too hesitant to actually do it?
  3. 3. It’s perfectly natural to feel a little timid in unfamiliar situations. But when your hunt for jobs depends on overcoming your shyness for interviews, cold calls and networking events, you can’t let it be an impediment.
  4. 4. Here are a few easy strategies for overcoming your shyness in common jobhunting situations -
  5. 5. 1. Wear the Right Attire • Wear clothes that you feel good in but are still appropriate for your interview or networking event’s dress code • If you have a sweater or tie that often receives compliments, wear that • It’ll help break the ice and give you a boost of confidence from others’ kind words
  6. 6. 2. Smile & Make Eye Contact When you stand up straight and smile at people, they perceive you as being friendly, approachable, and confident
  7. 7. 3. Be a Good Listener As most shy people are actually very good listeners, they are actually better at networking than the motor mouths in the room. Prepare some open-ended questions in advance and encourage the person to talk about themselves. They will remember you as an incredibly smart and interesting individual. Practice till you can reach out a hand, say your name and ask a question.
  8. 8. 4. Set Small Goals If it is a large networking event, don’t let yourself get intimidated by the number of people in the room. Instead, focus on quality vs. quantity. Instead of trying to network with everyone in the room, make it a goal to collect a few business cards and then follow up with a personal hand-written note in the mail.
  9. 9. As you work to overcome your shyness, continue to conduct an aggressive job search that includes looking for opportunities, finetuning your resume and cover letters and attending networking events.
  10. 10. Find your Dream Job!! There is an extensive list of entertainment jobs listed on 4EntertainmentJobs.com including entertainment careers in LA, New York and other major cities around the U.S. Now that you are armed with these simple strategies to help combat your shyness, check out the list and apply now!