If you’re a new writer, you should never reveal how green you are. Never divulge more information than is necessary. If you’re asked a question, answer it in a way that portrays you as a credible writer who knows what they are doing. Be confident in your answers. For example, saying “I’ve recently focused on writing press releases” sounds much more experienced than saying, “I’ve just started writing press releases.”
That isn’t to suggest you should lie if asked directly about your level of experience. Be honest yet confident. Just shift the conversation away from you and make it about them. What do they need help with and how can you help them achieve it? What makes you a good fit for their company? Employers don’t need a selfish employee, they need an employee who can provide solutions to their challenges.
It can feel uncomfortable saying you’re a writer when you’ve not really built up your portfolio yet. However, to attract clients or land a new job, you need to present yourself as a credible writer, be it in person, through email, or on social media. Now is not the time for modesty. You are not a “new writer” or a “beginner writer.” Don’t refer to this as your side hustle or hobby. Show potential employers you know your shit and own your space.