>>16790037 there's no use worrying about things which you can't control (at least at this point, obviously on a long enough timeline you could fix that)
i'm an excellent interviewee and it's because i come in with a lot of positive energy and enthusiasm. if you're a small guy (4u) but you show a drive to do a good job and some ambition i think it'd work in your favor; subconsciously they'll interpret that energy as someone who's going to be more active when it comes to grunt work.
but again i emphasize this sounds like a job where you're competing against others without proper educations and there's a stigma attached to that, that those people would be lazier, would care less, might be flaky employees. anyway that you could present yourself and demonstrate personality characteristics that fight that stigma would probably help you a lot.
>>16790070 a few things i want to add, these are great general interview questions to ask your interviewer:
-ask what their most successful and favorite employees do in their position, how they work, lead, conduct themselves -ask the same of their less successful ones
questions like that demonstrate ambition (you want to be a good employee, you want to learn) in a soft and palatable way and also demonstrate interest in the position, imo a big positive for showing you're a different kind of uneducated worker
my field is more technical but i think these questions translate well to any interview
>>16790078 >does "I am tiny and insecure but I will overcompensate my insecurities by working super hard" count?
you have to say it in a subtle way the cues them to come to that conclusion. that's why i'm suggesting these questions to ask the interviewer.
speaking of grunt work i'll give you a short story example from an interview that led to a job i was just offered:
my field is engineering and the position pays extremely well but i am coming in as a junior employee into a group that's entirely senior people 40 years old and above.
so the interviewer tells me, you're not going to be managing projects right away, we're totally swamped. you'll be doing a lot of grunt work (verbatim), and can include anything including filing documents.
and my response (paraphrased) was that i had no problem doing any job they need me to do, that doing the lowest level work would be a great way to learn the group's processes, and that it would be a win-win to reduce their workload of bullshit tasks while teaching me the ropes. i'm here to help and learn and want to do so in any fashion, and i don't consider any task beneath me.
so i demonstrate my team-centric attitude and ambition while at the same time saying, i know where i'm going to be on the totem pole and i have no problem with it, because it's in both my best interests and their team's.
but if i come out and say "i'm ready to bust my butt" it just sounds like an answer looking for a question. why do you want to work hard in that position? because i'm the interviewer and it sounds like something i want to hear?
>>16790129 >Okay so telling the truth in a way that doesn't sound like I'm lying? pretty much
>Finland. Gossip is considered to be a women's thing around here, inviting another man to talk shit about a third man who's not there would be considered weird and effeminate. over here it's not looked at like that at all. it's not like you ask about a specific person, just the "kind" of employee who's good or not.
maybe just stick to asking what makes a good employee at the job. do you feel that's still too gossip-y?
>>16789966 I always find it helpful to remember that they want to hire you. Like they need someone to fill the position and if your the person for that they are gonna be happy with you. Go in and prove that, not only are you going to be great at the job, but that you will be pretty sweet to work with any way
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