You just went through a vigorous interview process at a company that you were so excited about joining. You beat out all the other candidates due to your technical knowledge, amazing people skills and personality fit with the company. Your onboarding process starts and you are starting to settle in. You feel you have so far made the right decision. Your manager says, ok, now go run with it, we know you can get it done. Pat on the back, right?
But then it begins. Thoughts of, “WTF am I doing here?,” “I don’t know what I’m doing,” “They will surely find out I’m a fraud.” If you’ve ever had a thought cross your mind that closely resembles something like, “someday soon, these people are going to figure out that I don’t know as much they think,” congratulations, you have stumbled upon Imposter Syndrome. Yes, that’s a thing. continue reading >
It’s no secret that agency tech recruiters don’t have the best reputation. I mean, you might have landed a decent job through a recruiter before and that’s great. But generally, there seems to be a pretty negative consensus out there. You could Google it or look on Glassdoor, but you already know. continue reading >
Everyone has a story to tell. Toronto hosts a vibrant tech ecosystem that continues to grow and make waves around the world. But the community is made up of individuals, each with their own experiences of triumph, struggle, detours and grit.
We’re launching this new Career Roadmap series to share just some of these many stories with you. Each post will put a spotlight on someone in the industry, what they’re doing and how they got there. We trust you’ll be encouraged in hearing their relatable experiences (including mistakes) and insights. continue reading >
What is self care?
A super easy definition is that self care is an active choice to engage in activities that help to gain and/or maintain an optimal level of health. An easier definition: loving on yourself in ways that make you feel good and are not harmful to your well being. Self care is all about taking the time to engage in activities that nurture you. Self care is about taking proper care of yourself and treating yourself as kindly as you treat others. continue reading >