What imposter did this?
March 25, 2022Have you ever suffered from imposter syndrome? Have you also ever thought "what idiot did this?"
Have you ever suffered from imposter syndrome? I sure have. Especially at a new job. I always feel a bit out of my depth.
But you know what else happens a lot at a new job?
I find myself looking at code and thinking “What idiot did this?”
I have the confidence to critique code that was clearly done by someone with less experience than me at this new job… and at the same time I’m afraid I don’t have enough experience to edit the code.
Maybe I’m not the imposter I think I am.
Reader question: What kind of role should I look for when starting a career in DevOps?
“Is it a good idea to look for specifically DevOps roles, or other positions like sys admin, engineer, etc?”
How long should your résumé be?
What I think is more important than a résumé's length is that the first half of the first page tells me: What role are you looking for, and what level of experience do you have?
People are naturally great
For the vast majority of roles, hiring the "best" is simply a waste of recruitment time and effort.