I've just applied for a conversion masters in computer science. I graduated with a degree in English four years ago, and so I've been a data entry clerk for a year and a bartender for three. I want to have a 'proper' job so I can move from home and all that. I've been given several reasons why I keep failing interviews:
According to info from careers advice websites and the like, English is a 'useless' degree, and I should attempt to get more sought-after skills and qualifications. The masters I have applied for teaches Java programming and would prove I have technical capability and that I'm not "just another English grad." Well, that's the plan, at least.
My family also points out that I fail interviews because I have the personality of a stone. I haven't any close friends, no hobbies, and when I talk to people it apparently sounds like I'm talking to them because I think I should talk to them, rather than because I want to. This is also true; I've never been conversational. I can never think of anything to say and I've never seen the point of it. However, I was hoping that if I take this masters, I would be forced into a new environment with new people who share an interest in computing, and new things to try.
This course is going to cost about £12,000 if I sign up; are these good enough reasons to take it? If not, what are the reasons that would make you take a course? What should I do instead? Is the problem that I'm not doing the things I "like" and that there are other things I should try, or is it that these are the right things to do and the problem is that I'm being flaky about it all?