Impostor syndrome is a psychological occurrence in which an individual doubts their skills, talents, or accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud. Many people around the world, regardless of age, deal with impostor syndrome at some point in their life
We recently asked our Lenovo recruitment team (Krista Jaeckel, Erin Jernigan, and Jane Shephard) to share how they deal with impostor syndrome. Their answers are below.
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How do you deal with impostor syndrome?
Be confident in yourself and what you are capable of. We have all been the new graduate, the new hire, the least experienced on our team. However, with time and experience you will no longer be that person. Know that you are capable of doing the know and be gentle on yourself as you take the time to learn.
- Have a mantra.
- Keep a running list of accomplishments in a notebook or word doc and refer to it when you deal with imposter syndrome.
I reflect on my positive impacts I have had on the business and candidates.
Want more resources and expert advice for how to deal with impostor syndrome?
- Read Impostor syndrome exists everywhere by Derron Payne