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Discussion on: [Keynote] A Fireside Chat with Kelsey Hightower

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timDeHof

can you share some advice to overcome imposter syndrome when you are starting out?

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alokikyadav • Edited on

Yeah seriously, I also suffer from this. I joined tech industry in mid 2019, its been 3 years doing job as developer but still I sometimes feels I don't know anything. 😅

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timDeHof

Yes, I agree, I'm in the middle of a career transition from mechanical engineering to software development and I'm having a hard time ignoring my imposter syndrome and just apply for jobs. I feel I still need to master the Fundamentals before applying.

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alokikyadav

Keep moving forward mate!, I feel like we learn by doing only, with time we'll be masters.
So the thing is we cant be 100% ready for anything, so just get whatever we have or we know to start the job and just jump in. Try- if fail then prepare and try again.

Recursive leap of faith 😄

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alokikyadav

And I saw your github profile and i have to tell you that's a great github profile page.
And your tech stack is awesome.

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Sarthak Pati

Yes same ques from my side too.
Like i love open source,But i have a feeling that i might not be so good to start it ri8 now.
Plz guide some tips.

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JUATUM👨🏽‍💻🎹🦍

I have this issue. I have been battling this for over 3 months. I can't seem to get out of that mental space that i am not good enough and it sure does impede productivity and the temerity to find entry level jobs. I know i should be talking to a professional but i also know itʻs common so any suggestions like books or articles would be welcomed

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timDeHof

yes, I feel the same way but what helped me was just talking to a professional and decussing ways to overcome them. In addition, I think reading this book called "Feeling Great" by Dr. David D. Burns,M.D. has helped me feel better and gave me solutions on dealing with my issues.

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JUATUM👨🏽‍💻🎹🦍

Thank you. Checking it out.