Your Path to Confidence: Defeating Imposter Syndrome and Embracing Your Achievements
Do you ever feel doubtful about your skills, accomplishments, or experience? Does this lack of confidence prevent you from applying to new jobs or advocating for a promotion at your current one? If the answer is yes, you may be experiencing imposter syndrome.
Here are four tips to help overcome this fear:
Assess Your Qualifications
Consider your qualifications and how they relate to desired open roles. Shift your focus from needing to meet 100% of the listed qualifications because having the majority of the required skills is plenty. Do not eliminate yourself before the recruiter has the opportunity to decide if you are a fit. Take a chance on yourself.
Reflect On Accomplishments
How did you land your current position? How did you achieve success in other professional areas of your life? Whether receiving a certificate or completing an advanced degree, reflect on the wins in your career and focus on what you have to offer.
Push Through Failure
Those who land their dream job are the ones who continue to push past their doubts, rejection, and challenges. Focus on the journey and gain knowledge from each failure.
Think, "What Would I Say To Someone Else"
If you had a friend qualified for a role and had the potential to grow, think about what you would say to that person. You would encourage them to apply, so do the same for yourself.
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