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Interview advice for an introvert with resting bitch face? (My freelance contract is up soon)

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Ask questions about the interviewer. Everyone loves to talk about themselves. Have a few canned questions ready to go after reading the persons linkedin. But yeah make sure to force yourself to smile otherwise you might make the interviewer self conscious.

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^or know if coffee right before is a bad idea bc that might make you go into overdrive spaz mode (....anxiety prone experience talking... kno yo self befo you over caffeinate and embarrass yo ass😬)

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Practice in the mirror.

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Lollll. ^^^^. Yes to the two above me. Im a big time introvert with RBF and if I over caffeinate become way too anxious. I practice a few questions with family/friends so that they flow smoothly. But more than anything: BE interested in the position and the interviewer. INTERVIEW the interviewer. Ask them why they work there, what brought them there, where they went to school, any advice theyd give. Remember that that the point of an interview isnt just for them to get to know you, its also for you to get to know them. And to see if it's mutually a good fit.

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You can be enthusiastic without faking a smile. Show enthusiasm with words and genuine reactions. People hate fake people, and pretending you're super smiley won't get you a job. Better to be honest, be yourself, and use language to express your interest. RBF isn't the same as coldness or hostility. I'm not saying to slap the interviewer or something.

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Acting. Forcibly big smiles. People in this field love to believe they're so great, so ham it up for an hour and get back to RBI with satisfaction of a job well done afterwards.

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Is this a question or are you writing your way to your next gig. Either way I LOLed pretty hard.

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Well it is a question, but I'm not opposed to a little heads up if anyone happens to know of an open position. 👀.

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Aw c'mon now, smile honey! (I feel your pain.)

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Be overly enthusiastic. Drink coffee right before. Nod your head, appear engaged and interested in the conversation.

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My move has always been to smile, give moderate eye contact and ask questions while the interviewer is talking (thereby prolonging their talking while they also feel like you're engaged and having a conversation), and when asked a question, stop smiling, act like I'm thinking and then respond with the answer I always give, as though it's the first time I've ever been asked or have given said answer.

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I have your problem as well, but I make sure the first thing an interviewer sees in the room is a big smile. I'm not particularly extroverted or brilliant, but I've gotten offers from everyone I gave that smile to. It warms the interviewer up just enough to give you enough to latch onto. Then you do what introverts do best: listen and engage.

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This is all bad advice. Just start the interview by saying "sorry for my resting bitch face," then be you. If the interviewer doesn't think the honesty is funny, you don't want to work there.

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^^^ How is it bad advice to show interest in the job you're interviewing for?? I'm confused. If im looking to hire someone, and they dont show any enthusiasm about the job or learning about if both parties would be a good fit.... im not going to hire them.

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Slow your ish down. It gives you more time to answer and adds gravitas. Would Yoda sound wise if he spazed out like a chipmunk? If that doesn't work, pretend to be a nazi.. I mean alt right and have somebody punch you in the face. Should help with the resting bitch face. If not, it's a good icebreaker convo.

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