Well, it was going to be going back to school to get some kind of certification at the community college first. There was also going to be learning social skills somehow and networking before starting the search. I've heard you need connections in order to get (at least a first) job. The real problem, I guess, is that I'm not involved in anything consistent that I can structure my life around, like school, a club, a job, etc. I'm just stuck in this... mire of unstructured disconnection (due to my failure to make real friends rather than just Internet ones), and it's sapping my will to focus my energy consistently in useful ways rather than just sleep, eat, overanalyze my situation, whine, and surf the Internet all day. Plus, it's not really apparent what will improve my chances and what won't, so I really have no idea what the heck I'm doing.What is the something else you've decided to try?
Sigh. But I look terrible on a resume. As soon as I'm asked for that, I know I'm not getting the job. All I have to put on there is my high school diploma, and I've got no experience and no references. It's quite literally almost an empty page with several headings, because they ask for things I don't have yet. I've got several computer skills, and I've helped out my Dad out in offices before enough to know about copiers and filing, but I have no formal experience because I've never been employed... and AFAIK, they don't consider the experience unless it's verified in some way.If you are serious about finding a job, post or PM an anonymized resume + fields of interest and you might get more concrete assistance.
I'm mostly interested in office work, or something related to typical computer skills (adminstration, I guess?). But the thing is, considering how bad I look on paper, I think I've got to take whatever I can get.
I've already talked and asked about this in so many places that I feel ridiculous asking for more advice already. Then again, maybe that's just because I'm used to the work I need to do being work I can figure out on own, like schoolwork. Not stuff I need to engage other people to figure out. So I've kind of been conditioned to feel guilty and lazy about asking for help over and over when I don't know how to do something on my own. What's funny is that the other kids never felt that way, and didn't do quite as well because they didn't take it totally on themselves to do stuff... but they were better at working interdependently. I never learned how to trust, rely on, reach out to, or work with others to accomplish tasks (or even just to socialize), because I was usually smart enough to figure most parts of them out on my own, with maybe a question or two here and there.
The problem here is that I'm dealing with a process that's inherently interdependent from an independent perspective, due to my lack of connections and awareness of the way things actually work vs. the way they should theoretically work. I really only know how to build up theoretical knowledge and create a presentation, not build up practical knowledge and act.