>>341021> I tried but I couldn't compete with all these hyper ambitious kids
Sounds like you're inventing an issue that isn't really there. Most people are mediocre. Interviewing is a skill you can develop like any other. Regarding social anxiety, it's something you just have to power through, unfortunately. It is also like a skill, meaning not having social anxiety. I generally don't have social anxiety and I still get parched throat, high heart rate, and stutter and say stupid shit on the interviews.
And also applying for jobs is like throwing dice. I have been at the other end, and we might interview 20 candidates for one job. The differences between candidates is not that big and we might end up choosing on arbitrary criteria. Other times we might interview 4 or 5 and only one of them has the minimum criteria, like knowing how to write a basic for loop for a programming job, so we choose them.
It sucks though, I know. I realize it's like when people tell me, "just go to the gym every day bro". I just wanted to make it clear that it is not something that is inherent to your being and that if conditions are right, could change. Some people convince themselves that having social anxiety, depression, or not being good at something is an inherent part of their being that is unchangeable.>>341025>I hope they at least paid for your hours.
lol, I wish, but of course not. And its during work hours. I have no idea how this would go down once they make us go back to the office.