I'm coming up to 16 meaning I will have the opportunity to get a job and become a bit more independant. Although, jobs mean interviews and meeting new people and I struggle with social anxiety. Could anyone give any advice on how to be ready or get through the worries I have?
Help with getting jobs with Anxiety Watch
- Thread Starter
- 04-09-2016 20:14
- 04-09-2016 20:41
Just realise that if you get asked to an interview, it means an employer has read your CV and likes you and wants to meet you in person because they think you could be what they're looking for. After all the CV's they've read and chucked in the bin and sighed because their time is being wasted, yours is the one that shone out to them, so they'll be very happy with you before they even meet you. It's not an interrogation or anything like that, I just see them as a chat to see if they think they'll get on with you and work well with you... and I don't believe for a second your social anxiety will tell them that you won't.
If you can talk to them happily and relate to them as well as the job advertised instead of just giving robotic answers they've heard a thousand times before like "Uh... I'm very hard-working, my job/experience is kind of like this and that, you know what I mean?" like a majority of people attending your interviews probably will do, yours is the one they'll remember thinking back to the interviews and that means you have no reason to not get the job. I can't stress enough, it's not an interrogation. Your interviewer is a friendly human being just like you, they want to find someone who they get along with naturally and not someone who has Googled the best things to tell them and "How to suck up to interviewers". If you can talk to them like that, while still demonstrating your suitability for the role, you are laughing.