Posted by Paolo Di Pasquale on 6.28.22 in Web Development
Just over 10 years ago, I embarked on a career change, ditching the tie and polished shoes necessary for a corporate sales job and reaching for the jeans and T-shirt, typical with web developers the world over. It’s probably due to this unconventional path that I have always suffered a little from imposter syndrome. This was particularly true in the first couple of jobs I had, to the extent that I used to avoid talking about my past work experience for fear of embarrassment or being ousted.
When I received that comment from my manager, I felt as if I had been found out and initially it made me feel pretty insecure. I have recently started to understand that, not only was my previous work experience also valuable, but the fact that I didn’t take my web development knowledge for granted, motivated me to keep learning.