Do you have imposter syndrome at your new job?

Posted on June 16, 2022 at 3:40 pm

When you start a new job it’s totally normal to feel out of your depth in the first few weeks. Some people call this ‘imposter syndrome’ as you may feel like you don’t belong. It always takes time to adjust both in your new environment and in your new role so it’s important to give yourself time.

When you start a new role it’s best to try to shadow someone else and take lots of notes about the procedures you’ll be doing. This will make you look enthusiastic and eager to learn.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions and when your unsure get someone to check your work for you.

Most of us feel a bit overwhelmed with taking on all the pressure a new job presents but if you take it in your stride, you will find that you find your feet in no time.

If you are finding things difficult after the first couple of months have passed then you may want to discuss things with your manager to see if the role is really the right one for you, but more often than not it just takes time to settle in. You have to believe you can do it and give it all you’ve got.

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