Career questions tagged impostersyndrome

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How can I overcome imposter syndrome and low self esteem in school and life?

I've struggled my whole life with imposter syndrome and this inherent feeling that my success is tied to my achievements in school. This has led to depressive episodes, low self-esteem, and resentment and jealousy on my part sometimes which I am not proud of at all. I compare myself and either find myself happy about being superior or depressed about being inferior. I regularly try to journal my feelings of sadness, worries, and thoughts and I also try to employ some affirmative strategies but I feel like they don't always work. What strategies can I use to further deal with this problem of mine?

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How do you overcome imposter syndrome?

As a self-taught web developer, I often wonder whether I am competent enough to apply for web developer jobs that typically require a degree in Computer Science & require 2+ years (or more) of relevant work experiences for junior web developer position. The requirement section in the job post seems to expect A LOT from the candidates. Some front-end developer positions also require candidates to know back-end technology/languages. Some job posts simply list out all the preferred skills they are looking for in a candidate. When I look at the job description, it just seems like I can never meet all of their requirements. Most likely, I only meet 50% ~60% of the requirements. While I'm confident about my ability to pick up things quickly, many companies want to hire experienced people :( 1. What's your career advice? 2. What would you do if you were in my shoes? 3. If you are a Hiring Manager / Engineering Team Lead, how much weight would you put on a candidates' soft skills during the interview? Would soft skills trump the technical skills in your hiring decisions? Candidate A: Technical skills(85%) + soft skills (60%) Candidate B: Technical skills (70%) + soft skills (75%) Thank you for your time to read my post & your willingness to help out a Web Dev Ninja -to-be All the best & Take Care! :)) #JULY20 #career #careerAdvice #technology #coding #interview-prep #impostersyndrome #WebDevelopment #technicalSkills #softSkills #HR #humanresource #jobpost

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