I have an interview coming very soon, working within a software tech firm, and while I could be more prepared, there are parts of the job spec that I feel I could do. I picked up the technical skills while at university- others im not so familiar, but I'm willing to learn to fill those gaps.
Some of the skills I worked on as part of a team, but haven't really crafted those skills to perfection. I can do them in theory and I've been part of teams where they've been done, but I haven't polished those skills in their entirety, and independently.
But I have the potential- how do I relay that to an employer that maybe already wants to see evidence of that?
I feel a bit naive and inexperienced really, even though I'm going for like junior roles within companies- and my confidence isn't great!
Should I be successful in getting the job, I'll feel a little bit intimidated because I wouldn't know what to do. Like I'm not the most social person, and I have social anxiety and although I know the job and what they potentially expect, I don't want to be thrown in an office one day and just left to my own devices. Because, well, that would terrify me!
Clearly it is a distinct lack of experience. I can do the things they require, since I've done it before while at University (albeit your molly-coddled in uni) its just translating that in the real world.
I wouldn't mind, but I graduated nearly a year ago. Since then I've worked for the odd charity doing ad hoc work/volunteering and working in a paid job that is completely irrelevant to my desired field.
Do any other graduates feel the same?
When can you expect yours?