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1 year ago · · Need Advice,
I am thinking of going job hunting in the near future. Trouble is, I feel very nervous about it for a number of reasons: 1) when I was in my mid to late teens, my mother weaponized my being unemployed whenever we fought, so I have that unpleasant association to work through; 2) I am afraid of what hiring managers will think about someone in their late 20s with an associate's degree and no work experience; and 3) I am afraid of making mistakes on the job and potentially getting fired. The third one I am especially worried about because I know my mother will never let me live that down should that come to pass, as she can't let a grievance, failing, and/or crisis go to waste.
I have four questions:
1) How do I get over the fact that my mother weaponized my joblessness when I was younger? (This still hurts really bad and.)
2) I have never worked before even though I am in my late 20s. Should I even bother with applying?
3) I know I am only human and I understand that I will make mistakes once in a while. If I end up getting a job and later get fired, how do I bounce back?
4) If I get fired and my mother is as nasty as I expect her to be, how do I deal with it?