That time imposter syndrome nearly stopped me from getting an awesome job
Caylee Betts
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Thank you for the kind words Luis Antezana! I posed the value of imposter syndrome as a question, but really my opinion is that it is a healthy feeling as long as it doesn’t get in the way. Never feeling like an imposter would prevent you from feeling the drive to grow, I think.

Regarding posting your experience, I’ve found that writing vets out your opinions. Do you feel strongly enough for others to read them? Do you still believe it once you’ve written it all out? My boss, Joel Califa, wrote this:

“As you write and rewrite, your initial ideas evolve, because you re-read the article and realize that it’s not really that convincing. If it doesn’t convince you, how could it possibly convince others? So you don’t just rewrite it — you rethink it … Writing also pushes you to learn a lot more about your content. When you publish, you’re really putting yourself out there, and you don’t want to be wrong.”

The interview process at DO was great. Homework is tough but it’s realistic for both sides to have it. The fact that DO let me choose from 3 assignments made it less daunting. The interviews were all really informal and enjoyable. The four hour final interview was a bit more nerve-racking because it was the final, but the team is great and made me feel comfortable and respected.

💯!!