Received dream job offer but imposter syndrome/self doubt is hitting HARD

 I’ve had multiple interviews over the last few weeks for a job I REALLY wanted. I tried not to get my hopes too high, as the candidacy was very competitive. I was beyond excited to receive an offer a week ago, which I happily accepted. But ever since I accepted the official offer I’ve been full of self-doubt. This job checks all of the boxes in terms of what I was looking for in a new position and company. I think that I’ve been searching so long that it feels too good to be true. I keep thinking at some point the other shoe will drop. They will rescind the offer for some random reason, or something will happen to prevent me from being able to start the job, maybe they will come across someone else that they like better. I don’t even want to mention anything about this potential new chapter of life to my family yet because I’m afraid it won’t pan out. I’ve even been scared to put in my two weeks at my current employer. I have absolutely no legitimate reason for thinking any of this, I’m just spiraling. Any advice? The imposter syndrome is real.


Sounds like you made it. At the same time, it's important to use reason and trust your instincts. You can hold off letting others know until the job is official. Although putting in two weeks is customary, it may not be necessary. If you need to burn a bridge to ensure you get the new job, I wouldn't feel bad about it.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post