Episode 58

58. How to stop disqualifying yourself in the job search

Published on: 6th September, 2023

Have you ever felt like you don't have what it takes to go after your dream job? Just because you don't meet all the qualifications listed in the job description? You're not alone. 

Today, we'll explore overcoming self-doubt and imposter syndrome and stop disqualifying yourself from fantastic opportunities. You'll hear Dr. Jasmine's recent struggles with imposter syndrome, plus how she has coached people in The Empowered Hire on this exact issue. You'll also walk away with an eye-opening and practical exercise to boost your confidence and pursue positions that excite and fulfill you. 

So, if you're ready to break free from self-doubt and step into your most powerful and transformative self, hit that play button already!


In today's episode, we cover the following:

  • Life update: getting back in STEM and imposter syndrome creeping up
  • Her backstory in neuropharmacology 
  • Why you may be disqualifying yourself from jobs
  • Why you don't have to fulfill the entire job description before applying
  • How your networking strategy is the key
  • The mindset behind not feeling qualified 
  • The programming of not taking risks as women of color
  • An exercise to try with your dream job descriptions


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Her Next Career Move
Helping women of color confidently make their next career move and get paid their worth.
Her next career move is the podcast igniting a movement to flood the workforce with dope women of color ready to claim it all. Through deep reflection, expert advice, and unfiltered storytelling, our host Dr. Jasmine Escalera will inspire and motivate you to take action toward owning your career. Take up space. Let your voice be heard. And always be nothing less than your dope self in every career space.

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