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?

What Does a Resume Coach Do?

Resume writing and resume coaching are two different things, in my opinion.

Resume writers create your application documents for you. However, writing your resume and cover letter in your own words is more effective as it is a better showcase of your work and style. Resumes written by other people tend towards the generic, full of keywords and following the latest guidelines, but conveying no real impression of who you are as a professional.