Up until this point most of the job interviews that I’ve had have been very informal probably because they have been low skilled positions but job interviews are something I really struggle with. I’m just not comfortable talking about myself, I hate it. When asked to talk about my skills I’m always far too honest, I always tell the truth which is of course that my skills are limited, that I have zero real world experience and that I take a long time to feel comfortable in new surroundings and get stressed easily. I know this is the wrong way to do an interview but I can’t help but tell the truth, I wouldn’t want to sit there and lie just to get the job and be found to be a liar on my first day. Sometimes just getting an interview can be a hard thing not least because I refuse to apply for many positions because the job advertisement is worded in such a way that I feel it would be dishonest to apply. They often say things like “You must be able to work confidently as a member of a team” or “You will have a degree in computer science” or “You will have no less than two years experience”, if I don’t meet the requirements then I shouldn’t apply, right? I’ve been told that I am being naive and that I should apply for any job regardless but I just can’t do it.
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Undiagnosed - Part Three