Worried you're a fraud? Here's how to tackle your imposter syndrome

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If you’ve ever feared being “found out” as a fraud at work, then you are no stranger to imposter syndrome. And you are certainly not alone.

Some estimates have suggested imposter syndrome affects a staggering 70 percent of people. Those struggling with it suffer from a nagging internal voice telling them “you’re not good enough for the job; you were lucky to get it; and you don’t actually deserve to be here.” Many fear they will be exposed as a fraud at any moment. While it can affect men and women, research suggests women are more likely to see it impact their career growth.

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    Lottie Watters

    Lottie Watters is a Reporting and Communications Associate based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to Devex’s global development audience. Lottie is a recent graduate with a background in geography and journalism, taking a particular interest in grassroots international development projects. She has worked with organizations delivering clean water and sanitation projects globally.