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  • Wrapping up the year with a festive 🎀 and ❄️ on our U.S. #GrowWithGoogle tour, where local job seekers and small business owners learned digital skills with our friends at @longbranchpubliclibrary in New Jersey. Visit the 🔗 in our bio to check out free trainings and events in your city. #lifeatgoogle
  • Googlers got together to host the fourth annual Google For Indonesia last month!🎉 At the event, they announced several initiatives and product features designed to help Indonesians “move forward together” and get the most out of the open Internet. The announcements included a developer training program called Bangkit with local Unicorns, features on Search and Maps for Indonesians to be safer online, Google Shopping with a query-less search feature, more free, fast wifi points across the country. We also announced that YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are now available in Indonesia. Well done Team Indonesia!🇮🇩 #Google4ID #MajuSamaSama #lifeatgoogle
  • We’re kicking off the week with some words of wisdom from Googler @atikahamalina.z! She recently posted some reflections and advice about imposter syndrome, and generously agreed to let us share them here. Take it away, Atikah!⁣⁣
"I spent time in the US to meet stakeholders and would leave meetings feeling energised and thinking, "Damn, how did I even get here?" In the midst of all the gratitude, awe and inspiration, I was very self-aware of the imposter syndrome lurking. Especially pertinent, if not ironic, that I'd facilitated an Imposter Syndrome workshop a few weeks ago on the Get Ahead program for @googlestudents, which led to many personal messages from students on how they struggle with it too.⁣⁣
Imposter Syndrome is when people think they are somehow incapable of doing their job, do not deserve to have the job they have, and that they will inevitably get “found out” and fired. Success is interpreted as a lucky break or not really that much of an achievement. It reflects a belief that you’re inadequate and incompetent, despite evidence that you’re skilled. This is especially more prevalent in people from under-represented groups for various reasons, including internalised doubts/stereotypes and lack of representation to role-model. It is not the same as humility nor genuine incompetence.⁣⁣
I deeply struggled with imposter syndrome when I came into Google, often needing to have vulnerable conversations with my managers and peers, who would often get very perplexed and go: "But you're the best person for the role - we hired you!" ⁣⁣
If imposter syndrome is familiar to you too, here's what I learnt: Recognising the unhelpful thoughts is always a good first step, and then working actively to ensure that these thoughts don't lead to greater harm is important. If you have the role and responsibility already, then believe you deserve it and can do the job. Give it your best shot, and realize there’s no shame in asking for help when you need it. If you don’t know how to do something, ask and get support. It doesn't mean you need to know it all..." (continued in comments)
  • Google's Coding Competitions are gearing up for 2020 with exciting announcements about our signature competitions ➡️ #KickStart, #HashCode and #CodeJam. Check out our story to learn more about how to get involved! #lifeatgoogle
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