Impostor syndrome, or feelings of inadequacy despite having achieved recognizable success, is a phenomenon more commonly used to describe high-performing women who feel like a fraud (or impostor, hence the phrase) despite their high achievement. I have encountered clients (of both genders actually) who use the word impostor to describe how they feel when attempting a career change. When changing careers, you’ll be starting with less experience and achievement in your new field versus your existing one. As you rebrand yourself for your new field, it makes sense the career change may come with feelings of faking it, like an impostor.
So if you feel bouts of impostor syndrome as you pivot careers, that’s reasonable! Impostor syndrome should not stop you from pressing on with your rebranding and career change. However, you will need actionable strategies for dealing with bouts of self-doubt. Here are five strategies for maintaining your confidence when embarking on a new…
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