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Never heard of imposter syndrome? For many people, taking the next step on the career ladder can be challenging. It may be that you have years of experience in your role and are ready to take the next career move but feel like a fraud and begin worrying about what will happen if you get found out.
Appraisals and annual reviews may suggest that you’re beyond competent in your job, but sometimes it’s difficult to shake that feeling that actually if you make that next step you’re bound to fail.
These bouts of self-doubt and insecurity have a name – imposter syndrome, and there’s plenty of it about!
Impostor syndrome is a psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to internalise their accomplishments. Despite external evidence of their competence, those with the syndrome remain convinced that they are frauds and do not deserve the success they have achieved. Proof of success is dismissed as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent and competent than they believe themselves to be.
Well-known names such as the likes of Natalie Portman, Chris Martin, Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet have all admitted to suffering from this over the years.
So, how do you go about dealing with imposter syndrome and getting yourself back on track? –
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