A big part of a good interview is self-confidence. Those that answer questions directly and confidently are more likely to impress than those that waver or seem unsure of themselves.  While interpersonal skills are often downplayed for technology positions, they are still essential for getting a job offer.

Hard Work Equals Self-Confidence

One of the complaints we hear that leads to imposter syndrome is a lack of “earning” the respect or position one has.  A possible cure for this is the knowledge that you have put in the hard work and “earned” your position.  I can think of no better way to do this than to take daily steps towards becoming better.  Since we do this as part of our better developer path, you should also see your self-confidence grow and strengthen along with your steady improvement.

When our head is down, and we are focused on change from day to day, the big picture can be missed.  It is worth your time to occasionally look back at your progress over the last month or even years.  That daily effort has lead to you being a better developer.  You may not feel that every day, but look back to see how far you have come.  This review should help you be more confident in moving forward.

Episode Challenge: How far have you come in recent months?  Assess your progress on your roadmap.

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Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a longtime student of technology as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is a founder and principle of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although a few have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax.

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