It has been 3 months since I started my first job, and I have to thank my company for all learning opportunities that are given to me, both technical and non-technical.
It has been a month since I started work as a new graduate.
My company, which is a new subsidiary of a bigger group, is set out to capture the consumer F&B market. It is going to be an exciting and fast-paced ride this year, as plans to incrementally roll out the system have already been proposed and the real has just begun last week.
The hunt for my first job was a long journey. It started in late September 2018, and extended to mid February 2019.
In the first phase interviews from September to November 2018, I contacted around 6 companies and was shortlisted and accepted by one of them.
Generally, things went well and I was en route to start my first job some time in early January 2019 after a short probation at a company.
But a situation cropped up and I decided to move on and continue my job search, which saw me applying to at around 20 more companies.
2018 is coming to a close in a few hour’s time, and this is a good time to reflect and take stock of my life.
With my graduation earlier this month, I have started to shift gears with regards to the way I live my life and how I spend my time.
Having graduated recently, I want to take the opportunity to address a phenomenon that has struck many developers at one point in time or another: the imposter syndrome.
Imposter syndrome is the psychological behaviour that is characterised by a fear of being exposed as a fraud, and is widespread among the creatives, not just the coders.