| ||Ask HN: Who has started a business because they couldn't get hired for work?|
316 points by ccajas on June 15, 2018 | hide | past | web | favorite | 179 comments |
|Many people start businesses for more financial independence, or simply want to be their own boss. How many of those started it out of a more dire need, from being unable to get hired anywhere and so needed to make money independently for themselves? Maybe from a pivot away from skills that are no longer in demand, or simply having trouble passing interviews due to a lack of a good network or bad soft skills.|
It could be anyone from HN reading this, or just anybody else, who has shared their story somewhere about starting their business under these circumstances.
EDIT: I have years of experience as a software developer, but my inability to survive in the job market in the past three years has inspired me to make this topic. Either due to bad luck/timing, or bad soft skills, I can't get an offer anymore. So I'm considering other avenues to make a living.
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