Interview preparation can be daunting. The best remedy is preparation: understanding the role properly and its place in the organization, understanding the organization and how your skillset will benefit it, workshopping your answers ahead of time, and addressing your weaker areas or areas of anxiety head on.
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Imposter Syndrome & The Museum of Failure
Solidarity Imposter syndrome is so common, you could call it normal. Some studies report that 7 out of 10 people experience imposter feelings (1). Since so many of us deal with these feelings, perhaps we can take solace in solidarity. Imposter syndrome and its attending anxieties tell us we’re not good enough and those thoughtsContinue reading “Imposter Syndrome & The Museum of Failure”
How I Found My Jam: A Creative Life
An interview with artist and writer, Andrea Bures
How I Found My Jam: A Journey in Job Searches
My “jam” is helping other people find theirs. My greatest professional pleasure is when my clients are successful in their job searches, getting that interview, new job, or promotion. It was a long, twisty road to get here…
How I Found My Jam: The Queen Bean Story
Interview with Jennifer Young of Queen Bean Curated Coffee on the story of how she found her jam, from childhood to career changes and travel to building a community of coffee lovers with bespoke coffee subscriptions.
Imposters: Who Are They?
Who experiences imposter syndrome? Are imposters born or made? Is it an individual phenomenon or a product of our culture?
Where Do Imposter Feelings Come From?
Imposter feelings are persistent doubts in one’s abilities and the fear of being found a fraud, despite evidence to the contrary. But where do they come from? Is it the much worse, grown-up version of the tooth fairy? Except when she visits our houses at night, she doesn’t leave money, she leaves self-doubt and a sense of impending doom.
What is Imposter Syndrome?
Imposter syndrome originated in 1978 with Drs. Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes, psychologists with Georgia State University. Initially focusing only on women, they suggested imposter syndrome was the manifestation of internalized social expectations. Women were regarded as less capable, so the cognitive dissonance that occurred whenever they achieved something would be resolved byContinue reading “What is Imposter Syndrome?”
Personality Tests: Why They Shouldn’t be Used for Hiring
Personality tests, like horoscopes, seem accurate because of the Barnum Effect. “The phenomenon that occurs when individuals believe that personality descriptions apply specifically to them (more so than to other people), despite the fact that the description is actually filled with information that applies to everyone.” Britannica wesbite (1) Origin Stories The popular Myers-Briggs personalityContinue reading “Personality Tests: Why They Shouldn’t be Used for Hiring”
Accommodations for People with Disabilities
Accommodating people with disabilities isn’t just policy, academic exercise, or social media content. It’s the lives of real people. It’s personal. We all have our own circumstances and challenges. If there are ways to make it a little easier to interact with the world, why wouldn’t we be kind to ourselves and each other, and make those adjustments?
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