Imposter Syndrome?!

38% of UK Workers Suffering from Imposter Syndrome

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Only 62% of the UK workforce are confident in their jobs, new data from leading job search engine Adzuna reveals. The research delved into career confidence across the UK and can reveal that 38% of employed adults are not 100% confident they are capable of fulfilling all the requirements of their current job role, with 2% admitting they always doubt their capabilities.

Looking at the professions most in need of a confidence boost, the industries with the most employees who are not confident in their current position are:

  • Artist/Designer/Creative (52%)
  • Finance (47%)
  • Media/PR/Marketing (46%)
  • Doctor/Nurse/Dentist (44%)
  • IT (43%)

Those working in creative and technical roles are the least confident when it comes to their day job. Unsurprisingly those working in sales were revealed to be the most confident, as 78% of the workforce claim they are fully confident in their abilities, followed by plumbers, electricians and builders (72%) and those working in retail (68%).

Looking at the difference between men and women, 67% of men claim they are 100% confident in fulfilling all requirements of their current role compared to just 58% of women. It also seems career confidence comes with age, as a staggering 88% of those aged 65 or over claim they are fully confident in their ability compared to just 57% of those aged between 18 and 24 years of age.

With career confidence seemingly lacking across the UK, only 54% of employed adults said they feel completely secure in their current job with recent job losses in their industry (24%) named the number one reason for these insecurities. Others said a competitive job market (17%) and the impact of Brexit (14%) were causing them some concern.


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