This is the story of how, just six months after graduation, I became the Senior Manager of a team of 10 business analysts - all of whom had more experience than I did. As if that wasn’t daunting enough, there was a person on the team who constantly doubted my capabilities and underestimated the value I brought. That person was me. And that's how my relationship with impostor syndrome began.
From the innocent age of 3 to the adult age of 23, I was in a serious relationship with the school system. But with graduation lurking around the corner, I knew it was time to embark on a new adventure.
A couple of years back, I had a rough year. During this year of hell, I was fairly certain that the universe had firmly fixed its rectum directly above my head. And the universe had taken a laxative. In other words, the shit just kept on coming.
In an endless stream of administrative job postings, one entitled “Office Experience Coordinator aka Happiness Hero” stood out, especially amidst a global pandemic. But, what is an office experience coordinator supposed to coordinate if we’re not experiencing life in the office?
Hi, I’m on the marketing team at Jonar, and I’m new to this whole adulting thing. Not to be melodramatic, but I woke up the other day and it was September… and I was going to work. As a recent university graduate, it felt like the first day of the rest of my life.
For the sake of this article, I am going to assume that I don’t need to convince you about the importance of managing change. Instead, I am going to explore how we can do it.