Just finished 3 hour first round interview for my dream job (highly competitive). I tried my best but I’m spiraling and I’m now questioning if I could even successfully perform in this role. Major imposter syndrome as I try to cushion the blow if I don’t get asked back for 2nd rounds, any words of encouragement or tips that have worked to calm your nerves?

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You got the interview! So you clearly know your stuff. Worry about what you can control - crushing the interview ✔️ and follow up when needed for next steps! Good luck for the second round!

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Hey! Your experience and skills qualified you for the interview! That’s the biggest hurdle in the recruiting journey. At this point, instead of questioning your abilities or competence, focus on what specific parts of the interview you do well in and could work on in the future. A lot of moving forward is a crapshoot so concentrate on correctable tactical improvements, not intangible self worth. Whatever happens next doesn’t reflect on you as a person or your abilities - only you as an interviewee - and that is easily addressable. You got this! Please keep us updated.

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