How Do You Find Work When You Can't Market Yourself?

by SnooDingos454. Posted on Sep 10, 2020    0    1

Throwaway account. My regular has more karma than I have money. This discusses issues regarding my past. To avoid playing the blame-game with certain family members, I created this one as everyone knows who I am on Reddit.

My parents were old-fashioned. They believed children were to be seen, not heard. As a result, I learned to always watch everything, and to tinker with everything.

Later in my life, this upbringing messed with me socially. I've spent over a year reading marketing books. And I know it's important. But I can't, for the life of me, press those feel-good emotions everyone else uses to get things they want.

Job interviews are awkward. And I can tell people don't know how to deal with me. My head is math and numbers. I can throw together some of the greatest things people have ever seen, but I can't market my skills. And it's lead to a horrible depression.

Any advice is appreciated.