Overcoming Imposter Syndrome during job search

๐ŸŒŸ๐˜ผ๐™™๐™™๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™„๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™Ž๐™ฎ๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™— ๐™จ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™˜๐™ ๐ŸŒŸ 

We, as recruiters with experience, have observed that imposter syndrome is a frequent issue for many skilled applicants in their hunt for jobs. It’s an ordinary problem which might prevent people from going after desired positions and promoting themselves well.

Imposter syndrome is this constant sense that you are not skilled or deserving of the accomplishments you have earned. Even those who are very successful might feel like they’re just pretending, doubting their own abilities and worrying about being exposed as a fake.

When job searching, imposter syndrome can manifest in several ways:

๐ŸšจUndervaluing your skills and experience

๐ŸšจAvoiding applying for roles you’re qualified for

๐ŸšจStruggling to articulate your strengths in interviews

๐ŸšจFeeling like you “got lucky” with any job offers

This questioning of oneself can seriously damage your trust in yourself and stop you from giving your all.

Here’s some advice for job seekers dealing with imposter syndrome:

๐Ÿ’ก  ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ.
Understand that even the most accomplished individuals have experienced this sensation of being an imposter in their own lives. You are not the only one!

๐Ÿ’ก  ๐—ž๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜๐—ต๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€.
Create a record of your abilities, successes, and compliments that you have received. Use this as a reference when feeling uncertain.

๐Ÿ’ก  ๐—”๐—น๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ.
When self-doubt starts to grow, fight against those negative thoughts with real facts about what you are capable of doing.

๐Ÿ’ก  ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป.
Be gentle with yourself and don’t judge too harshly. You’re learning, and that’s alright.

๐Ÿ’ก  ๐—”๐˜€๐—ธ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ.
Speak with friends, mentors, or a professional career coach you trust to give you motivation and impartial suggestions.

Keep in mind, imposter syndrome doesn’t need to limit you. If you have the correct attitude and tactics, it will be possible for you to conquer this feeling and demonstrate your genuine worth to potential employers.

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