If you’re like many accountants you are keen to achieve success in your career. After all you have probably invested a lot of time, money and energy in completing or partly completing your professional accounting exams.
So what do you need to realise as you seek to land that next job?
The Landscape Has Changed
The internet has revolutionised the way jobs are filled. It is so much easier for recruiters to find candidates. The flipside if you are a candidate is that there are more and more people chasing each role.
It’s Not A Numbers Game
A lot will tell you that it’s a numbers game. In other words you should apply for lots of roles. In my experience this sort of spray and hope strategy rarely works. Better to be targeted with a few quality applications rather than a lot that are long shots.
You Need To Know You
What you have to offer. What you can contribute. What you have achieved. Your skills and attributes.
You Need To Know Where You Prosper
People thrive in different environments. Knowing where you will prosper is important. You don’t want to be a square peg in a round hole.
You Need To Learn The Rules Of The Game
Hiring is a lot tougher than you think. As the candidate you have to make it easy as possible to say yes to hiring you rather than someone else.
In my experience you can only do that by being really well prepared.
Duncan Brodie helps accountants build successful careers.
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.