Congratulations! You landed the job you’ve been waiting for — the one with more responsibilities, leadership opportunities and perhaps even a bigger paycheck. So, why do you have this nagging feeling that you may not be qualified or deserve this job?
That’s something called “imposter syndrome” — a phenomenon that occurs when we feel like our successes are undeserved.
Avoiding this feeling can be difficult, but here are a few tips to ease your concerns:
- Identify the thing that’s killing your confidence.
- Talk to a mentor for some advice on the situation.
- Celebrate and remind yourself of all your accolades and accomplishments.