The Most Common Obstacles Standing Between You and Success in 2017

January 27th, 2017

The start of a new year always inspires big changes. You probably have a list of resolutions lined up to help you achieve success in 2017 — and that’s fantastic! Landing a great new job is one of your top priorities this year, so don’t let anything stand in your way.

Achieving greatness rarely comes easy, but the best things in life — such as career satisfaction — are worth working for. In your search for Spokane accounting jobs, you will likely encounter at least one of these four obstacles, so use these tips to overcome them.

Minimal Motivation

You want a fantastic new job, but you won’t get one without putting in a great deal of effort. If you can’t seem to muster the motivation to get your search off the ground, the direction you’re headed might be the problem. Be honest with yourself about where your passions lie and use this to change course, if needed.

No Structured Plan

It’s hard to make progress in your job search if you don’t have a solid end goal. Decide the type of job you want and create a plan to secure it this year. Break larger objectives down into S.M.A.R.T. — specific, measurable, action-oriented, reasonable, time-bound — goals to make them less intimidating. Creating a more focused plan will help you keep moving forward.

Shortage of Confidence

Making big life changes is always intimidating, but you’re a talented professional any employer would be fortunate to have on staff. Instead of avoiding competitive positions because you think you don’t have a chance, force yourself to apply for every opportunity you’re generally interested in. When you’re invited for an interview, find confidence in knowing you would’ve have been selected if the hiring manager didn’t believe you could do the job.

Lack of a Strong Support System

A job search is a roller coaster ride, so you need people to lean on for support. Negative people who make you feel discouraged or bad about yourself have no place in your life. You need to surround yourself with a positive group of people who truly believe in you and will push you to reach your potential.

Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing wants to help you find career success in 2017. Contact us today to start your search for the right temporary/contract, temp-to-hire, or direct hire accounting or finance job with a leading Seattle employer.