Dec 10, 2021
While many people view imposter syndrome as a negative experience, today’s guest Sanja Mitar will not accept a job unless she experiences it. After studying child and youth care, she found herself in a job at Shopify where her ability to network and her willingness to be coached led her into HR. She is now the director of talent acquisition at smile.io. We discuss what doing a retrospective on 2021 looks like for her, what metrics she uses to measure her success, the interviews she conducts in the process, and the types of questions she asks. To find out more about the benefits of imposter syndrome, the need for transparency, and Sanja’s advice to anyone wanting to improve in their role, tune in today!
Key Points From This Episode:
“I don’t take a role unless I feel that impostor syndrome. Because it if I don’t get that, that just means that I’m too comfortable and I’m probably not going to be challenged enough.” — Sanja Mitar [0:13:46]
“I think for anybody listening that might be feeling impostor syndrome, resourcefulness and resiliency, I think are the two main drivers of success. None of those two things require heavy skill-based learning or understanding.” — Sanja Mitar [0:16:06]
“Get really, really great mentors. Those are so valuable, it’ll pay off in spades if you’ve got great people around you.” — Sanja Mitar [0:26:21]
“You don’t know what you don’t know. The only way to find out is to learn. So put in the work, be resourceful. Just seek out that information, and ask questions, build connections, and it will happen.” — Sanja Mitar [0:26:32]
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