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"I feel like I'm not qualified." Have you ever experienced Impostor Syndrome in your career?

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"I feel like I'm not qualified." Have you ever experienced Impostor Syndrome in your career?

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Carlie Gould

yes, all the time but I had no idea that this was called something

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Kate Anderson

Yes but I had no idea that there was a name for it.

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jodibrooks

This attitude will also keep you from asking questions. Keep you from growing and moving forward.

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Maggie O

calling it "Impostor Syndrome" seems extreme, but I have had a lot of doubts at my job and feeling like I am not ready to take on certain responsibilities.

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Her Report

Yes, this dates back to even when I was in college. I remember sitting in classes thinking, wow what am I doing in this course? I don't know half as much about this subject as these people do! I'm so screwed. And then I'd get better grades than most people in class. I find myself doing that in the real world, and remind myself of those good grades!

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Leah Bonnema

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

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Bernsom

Sure. I'd like to think it's a human tendency rather than something I feel because I'm a woman.

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Karen Cahn

Not really. I have a ridiculous amount of confidence, so I actually love the feeling of not knowing how to do something at work, and figuring out how to get it done. It's what drives me. That said, I do credit Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In for starting this whole conversation - everyone should read the book if you haven't. You will learn how NOT to feel like an Impostor and to just go for it at work!

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Maggie O

I didn't know what it was called, but yes, all the time.

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Twiggy

I don't know If I have a specific syndrome but I often worry that I am under qualified for my job. Oops...did I say that out loud?

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Veronica Lodge

There have been times when I have thought that I am not as smart as everyone else around me. I am afraid that people will call on me and I won't know the answer.

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Impostor Syndrome

Do you ever feel like you are not qualified for your job? Many women do. It's called Impostor Syndrome. PS: YOU ARE QUALIFIED. #YoureNotCrazy

Posted by VProud on Wednesday, March 16, 2016