Imposter Syndrome? How to get past it for companies like FANG and other ones?Oct 30, 2017
How long did it take you to get over imposter syndrome when you first started a new job? And any advice on how to get over that at your company?
- Amazon / EngpoconosIt took me a year, but for a variety of reasons. But yes, just like the comment above stated, I kept myself motivated by the fact that they wouldn’t have offered me the job if I wasn’t right for it. Before I realized, I was performing well, participating meaningfully in the meetings and interacting effortlessly with colleagues in the jargon I thought was impossible to understand let alone speak when I joined. It’s not an amazing feat or something by any means. It’s a very organic consequence provided you keep learning on your job. So don’t worry, you will be fine before you know it.
- General Motors sBto05About 3 months. Once I sat down and asked my manager directly if I was adding value or not and he listed the things I had done that wouldn't have happened if I wasn't on the team.
But every time I get put in a new role it comes back and I have to remind myself that if I wasn't adding value, I wouldn't be here.