Being Yourself

Does it really pay off to be yourself? Normally, I am a quiet and reserved individual. However, in certain circumstances, I am able to reach beyond my comfort zone. During my job interview with Rockwell Automation, I noticed some aspects of my character that are not present in my everyday life. I felt as if I was not my normal self. People often say, “Just be yourself.” In certain situations, this may be good advice. However, somehow I do not think being quiet and reserved is the best strategy in an interview. Instead, it is better for the interviewee to be more professional and aggressive. Stepping outside of your comfort zone and doing things that may not necessarily be part of your character are essential for a successful interview and career.

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