When starting out in a new role, it’s very easy to feel like a fraud. Whether it’s a career change, an entrepreneurial venture or simply a new job, we can often feel like we’re ‘just pretending’.
Often referred to as ‘imposter syndrome’, that little voice pops up the moment you’re trying to sell your services and says “yeh but you’re not a real… [your job title here]”.
If this sounds familiar, the good news is that a) virtually everyone experiences feeling like a ‘fraud’ when they first start out and b) this will pass, as soon as you become settled into your new role.
In the meantime, here are some tips to help you overcome that feeling and continue your work with confidence…