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24. Aug 2021

How I tackled post-PhD imposter syndrome

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Kelsey Inouye’s, a former PhD student from the University of Oxford, wrote about her job search an article in the Nature Careers Community. Job search gave her panic attacks and dented her self-esteem. But she learnt to take rejection in her stride.

The following evidence-based strategies helped her to manage her post-PhD imposter syndrome:

  • Take time to do activities you enjoy
  • Take each rejection in your stride
  • Take breaks from social media
  • Build a community early

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