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The Introvert's Complete Career Guide

From Landing a Job, to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving on Up

The Introvert's Complete Career Guide
Jane Finkle By (author)

Red Wheel Weiser

Limited ***

6.0 X 9.0 in
240 pg

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Personal Success
SELF-HELP / Communication & Social Skills


“Ready to change your life? Jane nails it in this informative and resource-rich book that guides introverts on a clear journey to an empowered career. If a tendency toward introversion makes you feel stuck, this book offers the keys to freedom!” —Dawn Graham, PhD, LP, Career Director at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

What do Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, Marissa Mayer, and Bill Gates all have in common outside of being wildly successful? They are all introverts.

In today's fast-paced, unstable workplace achieving success requires speaking up, promoting oneself and one's ideas, and taking initiative. Extroverts, fearless in tooting their own horns, naturally thrive in this environment, but introverts often stumble. If you question your ability to perform and succeed in this extroverted work culture, The Introvert's Complete Career Guide is custom fit for you.

In this supportive, all-inclusive handbook, Jane Finkle demonstrates how to use your introverted qualities to their best advantage, then add a sprinkling of extroverted skills to round out a forceful combination for ultimate career success. Finkle shares the keys to navigating each stage of professional development--from self-assessment and job searching, to survival in a new position and career advancement.

In The Introvert's Complete Career Guide you will learn to:

  • Build confidence by evaluating your values, personality style, interests, and achievements
  • Write the story of your career in resume and LinkedIn formats
  • Use social media at your own comfort level to promote your career and expand your network
  • Express yourself clearly and confidently in network meetings, interviews, and workplace situations
  • Build strong professional relationships with colleagues and senior leaders
  • Overcome fears that prevent you from embracing new challenges

Equally applicable to the real or virtual workplace, The Introvert's Complete Career Guide provides strategies, tools, and success stories that win you the professional respect and recognition you deserve.


“Finkle is a career coach and a self-described introvert. Her first book helps fellow introverts effectively market themselves using résumés and social media, and she coaches them through the interview and salary-negotiation process. The book is a good tool for working introverts, and the tips and advice found here could also apply to young adults or older adults returning to the workforce.” – Melissa Stock, Booklist OnlineBooklist Online - Melissa Stock

"Getting a job and thriving in the workplace present unique challenges to the 30–50 percent of Americans (depending on the source) who identify as introverts. Accordingly, career coach and writer Finkle provides valuable exercises and practical recommendations. Reserved and inner-directed readers will find comfort in the knowledge that they need not be extroverted to succeed in the job marketplace. VERDICT For job searchers, professionals seeking advancement, and the career development specialists who serve them. --Library Journal, Alan Farber, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill , Jan 02, 2019Library Journal - Alan Farber

The Introvert’s Complete Career Guide lives up to its name, delivering clear guidance for the more soft-spoken in impressive breadth and depth. From self-assessment exercises and talking points to power poses and role-play, the book is a Swiss Army Knife of useful tools and advice perfect for wherever you are in your career or job lifecycle. Bolstered by many real life examples, it’s a perfect guide for someone like myself on how to work with introverted tendencies in an increasingly accelerant workplace.” —Jeremy Cytryn, Software Engineer - Jeremy Cytryn

“Jane Finkle’s The Introvert’s Complete Career Guide provides introverts and any job seeker effective strategies for successfully navigating the complex career development and job search process. Overwhelming becomes doable as concrete action steps from self-assessment, to job search, to workplace survival are laid out. From beginning to end, this insightful guide helps introverts feel more confident about landing that longed for job and achieving career success in today’s ever changing workplace.” —Julie Cohen, PCC, Career and Executive Coach, author of Your Work, Your Life, Your Way - Julie Cohen, PCC

“As an introvert herself, Jane integrates her success from ‘invisible woman’ to national career leader with assertive, current and exceptional career wisdom. A lazer-like menu of strategies and insights help translate added value, interview prep, and onboarding. Job seekers to experienced practitioners will find “gems” to create advantage in navigating the process. This targeted, clear, and tutorial-like volume offers a highly engaged strategy for winning today’s career game. Like no other, this book serves as a personal career coach.” —Rich Feller PhD, Professor, Counseling and Career Development, University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, Colorado State University, Past President, National Career Development Association - Rich Feller, PhD

“Ready to change your life? Jane nails it in this informative and resource-rich book that guides introverts on a clear journey to an empowered career. Engaging both her personal journey as an introvert and her expertise as a career coach, Jane give readers the tools they need to break out of old patterns that are holding them back and create a path to a more fulfilling professional life. It is clear that she understands her audience and is thorough in providing the detailed steps to thrive through relatable stories, helpful examples and engaging exercises. If a tendency toward introversion makes you feel stuck, this book offers the keys to freedom!” —Dawn Graham, PhD, LP, Career Director at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, MBA Program for Executives, author of Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success - Dawn Graham, PhD, LP

Author Bio

Jane Finkle has 25 years of experience as a career coach for universities and has run her own career counseling firm since 2002. She also created and led the Wharton Career Discovery seminar, a program still offered today. Finkle has written a weekly column, "Career Blueprints", for Abington Patch and has been published in the Huffington Post and Adirondack Life. She resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.