I’m young and have also been into building computers, tried coding python, went to college for digital media so I understand that side of the world BUT, I’m not sure if I’m being nieve here, I was shocked when the hiring manager told me to apply! I only arranged to call to just get an idea of how to get my foot in the door. Never worked IT in my life.
They said that at the very least it gives them a chance to speak to me for longer (making me think it will go to the interview stage??) , to get to know how I think better. I’ve got great soft skills (history of client management) so maybe that’s why they want to speak to me further?
I made it super clear I have zero past experience and they still asked me to apply.
The guy said he would rather have someone on his team who’s keen and willing to learn than someone who’s stuck in books but can’t apply anything to real world examples.
Am I getting over excited? Is this normal behaviour in the IT industry? Why would they call me back to “Highly advise you send us an application”? This is for a major finance company so I thought they would be interested in only the best of the best.