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Old 06-24-2012, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I've not had a job due to my social anxiety, I can't face that interview, and just don't seem to be able to connect with people when I'm around them and it gets me down.

It's going to get harder and harder for me to get one, as I've not had one before, therefore they can see I have no experience and I will get questioned as to why I haven't worked.

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Old 06-24-2012, 02:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I haven't had a job either and im a 25 year old male..... how embarrassing!
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I don't think they'll ask too many questions about the lack of job experience when you're only 19. I got my first job when I was 18 with only baby-sitting experience. And I was terrible in my interview. I couldn't look the manager in the eye, and I kept playing with my watch the entire time. When she asked me "Why should I hire you over someone else" I sat there and stared at her. My answer? "I like your pizza." It was a pizza place. When I went home to tell my mom how I did, I told her I wasn't going to get the job and explained why. Everyone thought it was a funny story, but I was embarrassed. However, two hours later I got a phone call saying I was hired.

I think she knew I had anxiety because they kept me in the back the entire time I worked there. I only worked there six months until I found something I liked better. Everyone else was allowed to work in the front except me, even the kids younger than me. I never complained though. I was happier with that.

I was always told the: "You can't get a job unless you have experience" but I think when you're young they are are a lot more understanding about it. They know you had school and everything.

And for my first factory job, the ad said that they wanted someone with at least 4 years of factory experience. I had absolutely no factory experience at all, but I got hired. I think they like for people to have experience, but I don't think they will hold it against you too much. And I've always bombed at interviews. It doesn't get any easier.
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I don't think they'll ask too many questions about the lack of job experience when you're only 19. I got my first job when I was 18 with only baby-sitting experience. And I was terrible in my interview. I couldn't look the manager in the eye, and I kept playing with my watch the entire time. When she asked me "Why should I hire you over someone else" I sat there and stared at her. My answer? "I like your pizza." It was a pizza place. When I went home to tell my mom how I did, I told her I wasn't going to get the job and explained why. Everyone thought it was a funny story, but I was embarrassed. However, two hours later I got a phone call saying I was hired.

I think she knew I had anxiety because they kept me in the back the entire time I worked there. I only worked there six months until I found something I liked better. Everyone else was allowed to work in the front except me, even the kids younger than me. I never complained though. I was happier with that.

I was always told the: "You can't get a job unless you have experience" but I think when you're young they are are a lot more understanding about it. They know you had school and everything.

And for my first factory job, the ad said that they wanted someone with at least 4 years of factory experience. I had absolutely no factory experience at all, but I got hired. I think they like for people to have experience, but I don't think they will hold it against you too much. And I've always bombed at interviews. It doesn't get any easier.
Thanks for this, really did make me feel better!
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I haven't had a job either and im a 25 year old male..... how embarrassing!
I'm sorry to hear that, life's so hard fir some people :/
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maybe volunteer? or practice all the questions they may ask at interview so you are better prepared to answer

good luck job hunting
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maybe volunteer? or practice all the questions they may ask at interview so you are better prepared to answer

good luck job hunting
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I personally am going to volunteer so I don't have to worry about the whole interview process and it may help to gain some experience and confidence, which would give me a better chance of being able to handle the experience of a real job.
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