I've got an interview with a small social media business. I found the position via a recruiting firm. While I am a confident person, I don't want to mince words: my BA (graduated last May) is in Political Science. I'm a passionate coder, and can whip out an app I am currently developing on my Android phone, but beyond that, my work experience is limited to 1.5 years as webmaster on campus.
The position has a lot of Ruby (they're apparently willing to teach a bit) as well as Java development. Seeing how I have only glanced at Ruby, I think it'd be best to be open about that right up front. That being said, the atmosphere and the goals of the company according to their website seem to be very much in line with my own interests.
I would say I hit about 75% of the skills they require, but I can learn fast and am an excellent self-starter. What I'm really looking to have answered here on SE is what to focus on? Should I really focus on an app that I've been developing since Feb (it looks pretty good, but it's a bit sparse at the moment), my limited work experience? My ability to work in different areas than where they may be asking for (I can troubleshoot pretty much any hardware they throw at me, I am a very good hands-on teacher of tech)?
I haven't linked the company, or mentioned it by name, because I don't think it's my place to say. But, we'll put it this way: they're less than 25 people, are into social media (to some degree social media marketing, I suppose), and they, in the words of my recruiter, aren't interested in brogrammers - but the interview is supposed to be "casual dress" - direct quote from the recruiter!