Jobs for people with social anxiety
Living life with social anxiety is challenging. Combine social anxiety with daily work and things can get interesting. It is easy to say that working alone is an ideal situation, but there are a lot more general jobs that are suitable for a person with social anxiety. Ideally, jobs for people with social anxiety is where there is less stress, less noise, limited interaction with people, fewer distractions, and not a fast phase environment.
Instead of listing a bunch of possible Jobs for people with social anxiety, I figured that it might help If I could provide another approach to securing an ideal job. I have listed 4 approaches that will help you regardless of your current work situation. Since everyone has different situations at work or have a different skill set, the approach laid out here is something that can be used by anyone.
Approach #1 – Work from home Proposal
Create a proposal to your employer on the benefits of working from home. There has been an increase in companies that provide a work from home environment. Do not jump to a conclusion that your employer will say no on this proposal. Provide a case study on the benefits of having employees work from home. This could be an increase in company morale, productivity, creativity, etc. If your company is located in downtown where the cost of parking is too high, and traffic is bad. Include these cost savings and increase in productive work hours.
Propose a pilot group to test your proposal. Create a pilot group that will benefit from this proposal, and start with 1-2 days work from home and conduct an analysis on their productivity, how well they receive this change, and cost savings. Start small so that your company will not dismiss the possible benefits from providing this option.
Approach #2 – Home based jobs for people with Social Anxiety
- Medical Biller – I have known lots of people who love being a medical biller. From a single mother with 2 kids to someone suffering from a disability. This job caters and provide an environment and flexibility that will support someone with social anxiety
- Supply Chain Buyer – This is not your typical work from home job, but I have known companies that allow their Buyers to work from home. I suggest that if you know a job that you love, to find a company that will allow you to do that job from home. This might take some research but It will be worth your time.
- Information Technology – Tons of IT work are eligible to work from home. From Desktop call center to Database Administrator. There are a plethora of IT jobs that can work remotely. Companies are willing to provide this option not just to provide this benefit to the employee but to also stay competitive.
Again, I will suggest that if you already know a specific Job that you love to do and you are really good at it, to find a company that will benefit from your talent and will allow you to work remotely. Being able to work remotely removes the geographic barrier, which means if you live in Alaska you can still get a job in Silicon Valley. Here’s a list
of companies that offer flexible jobs.
Approach #3 – Start your Own Consulting Business
I actually have done this. One of the specialized skills that I have is an in-depth knowledge of Lawson (a financial system) and reporting. From time to time I will accept small projects that could take 2 weeks to 3 months. You do not need to quit your job, but you can utilize your knowledge and start your own consulting business on something that you are already doing, and good at doing. You can slowly change careers and become a full-time consultant or do it as a part-time. Ideally, these projects are remote.
You can also work for other full-time consultants. You could ask if they are willing to delegate some of their work to you for a price. It is subcontracting part of their work to you, and this is a good start to your consulting business and a great way to increase your network.
Approach #4 – Start a home business
There are many ways to start an online business. And there are myriad of online businesses that anyone could start. I only want to recommend one, because of its ability to provide a stream of income, low cost of capital, vast free information, and guided by your own passion.
Let me introduce you to Online Marketing. You probably have heard of people making money traveling the world and all they do is write a blog about their journey. Or someone creating youtube videos capturing their reactions. Online Marketing is a great way to start an online business, and it is easy to learn. But just like any other business, you will need to dedicate time and properly plan out your approach, click here to learn more about online marketing.
Create your own Ideal job environment
I hope that presenting these approaches will help create an ideal work for anyone suffering from social anxiety. As a someone that used to suffer from social anxiety, some of these approaches might not seem a great way to do. But I do believe in these approaches and have seen it work in my workplace. Do let me know your experiences if you have tried any of these approaches before. I would like to hear some feedback and provide a possible solution.