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Recently just hired as a software engineer right out of college. Only three days into the job and I feel like I'm way out of my league. Is this normal?

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  • 17
    yes search devRant for "imposter syndrome"
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  • 5
    Yes it is. Also, as you get into the groove of things, you'll bang your head a few times. Don't be discouraged.
  • 7
    To be honest on my first day as a junior when i got home I threw up it was a very stressful few months
  • 7
    That's exactly how I felt when I first started. Then to make things worse, I forgot a where clause on an update in my first few weeks. Amazingly, I was forgiven instead of fired, and I became much more knowledgeable and comfortable very quickly. Keep your head up, and congrats on the new position!
  • 5
    @calmyourtities huge difference between impostor syndrome and not being prepared for the job which is completely fine tho. OP just needs more experience.
  • 4
    Its normal OP, just learn as much as you can and give it your all. Eventuallt everything starts to make more sense.
  • 4
    Don't be afraid to ask a team member to walk you through a section of the code base!
  • 5
    I'm still feeling that way after a couple months, they just put me in charge of a small project and I have no idea if I'm capable so I'll just do what I can and see if anyone gets annoyed at me 😆
  • 3
    Yes. The first two months of my current job I thought to myself on a daily basis "I hope they don't find out that I don't know shit" and "I CAN'T DO THIS!". Later I learned that everyone there thinks he/she doesn't know anything about the stuff :)
  • 1
    @paranoidAndroid seems you embraced your paranoid nature 😄
    Everyone at my work seems so confident in what they are doing and I'm just here doing a second commit after every commit to fix the bugs I cause 😅
  • 2
    Completely normal, I was exactly the same when I started out.

    Just don't panic, concentrate on learning as much as possible each day and don't be afraid to ask for help if you find yourself stuck.

    You'll be fine :)
  • 3
    That giving feeling, if you upvote the rant to 20....
  • 2
    Yes, it's normal. They are completely different worlds.
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