I went to my first job interview, and as nature would dictate, my first rejection happened.
I spoke kindly of my former bosses, even though two of them borderline stalked me. I explained how my degree would aid children, and talked about my life growing up with ADHD. I explained what methods I’d use, because they were things I had to learn in order to keep myself from being distracted by various shiny things.
Yet, they didn’t want me. Even though I had a Bachelor’s of Science and have worked with kids before.
The idea is that I might have made them feel stupid. Which I laughed until my mom explained it to me. She talked about how if something in a conversation really interests me, I pop up with facts which makes me appear like a know it all. Which sucks because I’m not saying “hey I know this!” to feel superior. Some things excite me.
So far, I’ve been told to “tone it down” and not show off intellectually. I don’t get it. So I have to play dumb to get a job in a arena where one would hope that their workers were intelligent? How does that even work?
And I’m not to talk about my ultimate goals which include Graduate and Doctorate schools?
I’m not going to give up. I’m just frustrated and confused. Wtf.