We all doubt ourselves from time to
What is Imposter Syndrome?
Imposter Syndrome is a persistent feeling that arises in certain situations that makes someone
Famous sufferers from the condition include Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, businesswoman Arianna Huffington, and even American author John Steinbeck. It can occur in all aspects of life, but is
How Imposter Syndrome can affect your hunt for talent
A talented candidate not applying for a senior design role because they don’t believe they’re experienced enough.
An experienced job seeker underperforming at an interview because they feel unduly anxious about their ability to perform in the role.
A young employee suffering from unnecessary stress about meeting expectations.
A new member of staff leaving during their probation period because they don’t feel that they fit in.
How employers can help
So how can you help your creative candidates and talented employees realise their true worth?
Clear job descriptions
Vague job descriptions and advertisements can lead to dismissive feelings of being able to match the required standard and perform in the role. Overcome this by using your job descriptions to describe everyday tasks, list the specific skills required and highlight areas for
Better interview questions
Regular one-to-one meetings
Employee recognition isn’t just good for employee engagement. By recognising outstanding work and those behind that work, you can help employees to feel more comfortable about their achievements. But, it’s not just the successes that you should be
If you’re looking for help in combating Imposter Syndrome during your creative recruitment and onboarding processes, get in touch today for advice on candidate screening, vacancy wording, and interview questions.