I'm currently working on going into a new career so I'm working remotely as an intern in a company that's in the industry I want to get into. I'm looking to get a full-time job in a bigger company but I'm very worried that I will not get a good job or a job at all because I'm in my late 20s and am entering this industry with limited experience in the field, after deciding on a career change.
Not working in an office doesn't allow me meet and interact with people so the only time I see people is when I go and get my hair done or when I go to church or to see my parents. A lot of my friends live and work in other countries so I don't have a lot of local friends who I can see often and over the years, I've lost a number of friends who sadly let their insecurities with themselves make them envious of me. Many stopped being friends with me because of this and I stopped being friends with some others because of their mean behaviour (some wouldn't include me in group events, some showed that they weren't happy for me when good things happened in my life and recently, a friend that lives in the same city as me, decided not to invite me to her birthday party, despite inviting another mutual friend and other friends. When this mutual friend told me about the party, I asked my friend who didn't invite me why I wasn't invited and she claimed that she "forgot"). My entire life, I've had female friends be more competitive with me than just be a friend. I've always wanted a group of girlfriends who support and love one another but I've been pretty unlucky in the friend department.
Lastly, a lot of the people I know and grew up with are getting married, growing in their careers and just moving up in life and while I'm very happy for them, it makes me feel worried that I'm being left behind. I'm not in a hurry to be married but not having a lot of friends and not being sure about landing a job that pays well has me feeling very worried and lonely. Not getting a good job scares me because I'm in my late 20s and am entering an industry with limited experience. The entry-level jobs and internships I see ask for 3-4 years work experience which I don't have. I also feel that it has gotten much harder to meet and make friends with genuine people. The few times I've met people and ask for their phone numbers, I end up contacting them first and very quickly, we stop talking because they never reciprocate my interest. I just don't what to do.
I would really appreciate it if you all, my fellow FDSers, could please give me advice on what I can do to get a good job and how I can meet and make good quality friends.