When you’re looking for a career in accountancy, it can be useful to look ahead, at the sort of position you would like to be in within a decade, for example, and to use this to design a career path for yourself that will allow you to make the most of your skills and enthusiasm and to prepare you for the end goal that you desire.
Here at CareerWise, we can help you to find the perfect position for you, and we will always encourage you to think strategically about where you want this position to lead. Whatever your ambition, you will find it helpful to analyse this from several angles in order to help you work out how best to realise your aims at this stage.
The stepping stones on the way to your ultimate goal do not have to be menial or gap-filling jobs, and you will be able to progress towards the top much more efficiently if you make the most of the journey. When you consider the job you would love to be in at a future point in your life, it’s worth breaking down the different elements to construct an effective plan for how to make it happen. Think about your ideal job in terms of the following:
When you are seeking a new position, all of these questions are important, and you should be aware of the importance of the opportunities to progress offered by the positions you are considering. A position with a higher salary that offers no opportunity to develop is likely to be a far worse prospect for your career progression than a lower salaried role that offers great opportunities for growth.
CareerWise is Ireland’s leading specialist Technical and Executive Recruitment firm, and we can help you to secure the new role you want. We specialise in recruiting within the Accounting industry, and our professional team thrive on finding the right candidate for every role.
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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