Come to think of it what is the worse that can happen?
A big no perhaphs,
1. You pitch a story to a newspaper. Worst case it is not published. WORST CASE that can never ever happen (WCTCNEH) T IS PUBLISHED WITH THE EDITOR SAYING Y IT IS NOT GOOD AND YOU SHOULD NEVER WRITE AGAIN.
2. You meet up with your career hero and tell the person how much you admire them and would one day love to work with them. And the like i.e Networking..
Worst case: You are asked some strict questions that leave you speechless. WORST CASE that can never ever happen ( WCTCNEH) you start crying and or fall and your hero leaves you with a look that says “ I would never hire you neither will I forget you.”
3.You apply for a job that requires more experience and skills than you have.
Worst case scenario a plain no