There's tips out there for Aggressive and Assertive people, but nothing for Passive. I used to have a job thanks to my dad but he changed companies and now I can't get my foot in anywhere. I've been looking for a new job ever since, and that was 9 months ago.
I have experience in an industry that wants qualifications, not experience, and I don't have the money to afford qualifications. (3 years). I don't have connections beyond my father. I apply for as many entry level positions as I can and quite often I either don't hear back, or I get an interview that fails. I feel really bad about lying and I have next to no self confidence, so I assume my interviews fail because I'm not BSing my way to the job.
I'm not assertive. I'm not aggressive. I am passive. I just want to work. I don't understand why this isn't good enough, but that's not the question, the question is how can I get a job in spite of my personality?
I'm not chasing high incomes or low effort careers. I'm just applying what I think I can do, and I keep getting denied. How am I supposed to get a job when I don't cheat and lie? When I don't chase and harass HR staff? When I don't guilt people into hiring? What do I do if I'm too passive?