Personal doubt is a common obstacle. As you start to set your New Year goals or resolutions, what do you see as your biggest obstacles?
Personal doubt can make an impact. Do your goals include a new job, new house, or a new diet? While you’re making your plan of attack to reach these goals, what strikes you as the hardest part? Is it the interview? Finding the perfect neighborhood? When you’re visualizing things that could hold you back, do you ever see yourself?
Personal doubt comes in many forms. Gil Corkindale said it best “‘Imposters’ suffer from self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraudulence that override any feelings of success or external proof of their competence.” This is basically seeing yourself as the weak link in the plan to reach your goals.
If a new job tops out your list, then it’s time to brush up on your interview skills.
Go into the search confident in your worth and qualifications. Start with Harvard Business Reviews article on overcoming imposter syndrome in an interview, and then read our Interview Series to be ready to tackle anything the 2020 job search throws at you.