I have very low self-esteem and a lot of social anxiety. I have no work experience or skills. How can I improve my skills to be employable in one year? How can I approach companies for work experience without salary?

Updated on : December 3, 2021 by Adam Holder



I have very low self-esteem and a lot of social anxiety. I have no work experience or skills. How can I improve my skills to be employable in one year? How can I approach companies for work experience without salary?

This amazing Quora community has already provided many suggestions on how to quickly improve your skills to make you more employable. You really can't do better than Quora.

I want to add some thoughts on the second part of your question. Ask how you can approach companies for unpaid work experience. First, I suggest that you get paid for what you work for. Even with entry-level skills, you have value that you are adding to whatever company you work for. At the beginning of your career, a company will hire you for two reasons: 1) you are cheap and 2) you are an investment. Do not sell your

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This amazing Quora community has already provided many suggestions on how to quickly improve your skills to make you more employable. You really can't do better than Quora.

I want to add some thoughts on the second part of your question. Ask how you can approach companies for unpaid work experience. First, I suggest that you get paid for what you work for. Even with entry-level skills, you have value that you are adding to whatever company you work for. At the beginning of your career, a company will hire you for two reasons: 1) you are cheap and 2) you are an investment. Don't be short.

Second, in addition to searching for jobs on all the job search websites you can find, you should also spend time searching for companies that you would like to work for. Not all job openings are advertised and it never hurts to try to at least try to connect with people who would be your supervisor and volunteer for an entry-level position.

It doesn't matter if you respond to a posted job ad or apply to a company you like, the more reliable process outlined below is similar.

If it's an advertised position, you need to understand that most people just submit a resume and cover letter, then sit back and wait. They never realize that their resume is sitting on a pile of digital slush and can never be seen by a human.

To avoid this, look for people who would potentially be your supervisor in the companies you want to apply to, which is exactly what you are going to do when looking for companies to contact. This may seem impossible, but it is incredibly easy.

Start your Google search for your future supervisor's likely job title. This usually leads to someone's LinkedIn profile, but it can also lead to a less publicized contact page on the company's website.

Once you have the name and email or phone number of the best candidate, compose your message and email it. Explain who you are and why you are writing. If you don't get a response after a couple of days, give them a call (assuming you have the phone number). Email them again with a slightly modified email with a different subject line if you have no other contact method. Try to find the balance between sounding enthusiastic about what your company / department does and why you are a perfect fit for them without being obtrusive or obsequious.

Note that what I am suggesting is no more difficult than emailing, if you are still nervous about communicating with strangers, remember that if one of these people turns out to be your future supervisor, you will have to talk to them anyway. Why not start right away?

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Good luck for you.

He has no work experience so he is cooler and looking for work.

You are ready to take any job without salary, develop any skill to be able to get a job, so you are basically looking for an internship.

You have not tried to apply for a job thinking you will not pass the interview, for two reasons: 1. Average grades 2. Low self-esteem.

Now you are looking for a way to join the company as an intern, work for some time without salary, so that you know all about the expectations of a company for job seekers. So you don't look like a loser when you actually give a full interview.

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He has no work experience so he is cooler and looking for work.

You are ready to take any job without salary, develop any skill to be able to get a job, so you are basically looking for an internship.

You have not tried to apply for a job thinking you will not pass the interview, for two reasons: 1. Average grades 2. Low self-esteem.

Now you are looking for a way to join the company as an intern, work for some time without salary, so that you know all about the expectations of a company for job seekers. So you don't sound like a loser when you actually interview for paid full-time positions, right?

When I was fresh I somehow found a connection to change my resume to a job at a reputable biopharmaceutical company in Bangalore. I had no idea what jobs are available to newbies, what are the job responsibilities for that particular position. All he wanted was a job in the pharmaceutical industry. I was blind to the interview, I answered all the questions from the point of view of theory.

I have mentioned my "areas of interest" on my resume as "biochemistry, animal biotechnology, microbiology, etc." Those are the names of the subjects that I have studied in academia. The interviewer asked me "You have mentioned extensive names of subjects, aren't you supposed to know what functional area you are interested in working in?"

That is all.

That is all I wanted to know. My second interview was a success. I have worked at that company for over 3 years before moving to work with another pharmaceutical giant in the industry.

Understand Your Pain Area, What's Stopping You From Getting A Job?

Is it lack of knowledge of the subject?

Is it lack of awareness about the industry?

Is it the fear of facing interviews?

A solution to all your problems

Attend over 50 walk-in interviews nonstop until you get a job.

Forget about your grades, forget about your low self-esteem.

How to do it?

Look for "walk-in" interviews in your city or prepare to travel to a job site.

Here's how to find walk-in interviews on job portals.

Gather information about the company before giving the interview. If you do not know the answer, do not confess to the interviewer "someone asked me to attend the interview to overcome my fear, so I came." Be professional in all responses. Give the best of you. Learn from your mistakes, collect more and more information as you start giving more interviews.

Repeat the process over and over again, until you land on your dream job.

Just in case, if you are wondering even to work as an intern without pay, you need to convince your employer why you will be the right fit for the positions.

Why would anyone want to hire a candidate just to fill the position, right?

Good luck

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