Is your New Year’s resolution to boost your accountancy career?

November 10th 2023 | Posted by phil scott

With the start of 2019, many employers are busy planning strategies for the New Year.

Some may be planning to downsize their employee base, but others may be looking for new talent, or how to retain their competitive employees.

At the end of the holiday season, there are usually more jobs up for grabs. Job or career-related New Year’s resolutions are very common and accountants may look at this as an opportunity to switch jobs.

Why consider a job change?

A successful career change can start a wonderful new chapter in your life. It can make you forget about your old job, and transform you into someone who can easily cope up with accountancy related challenges.

It will also empower you to learn and update your accounting skills, knowledge, and expertise.

Here are some of the reasons to give your career a boost and search for a new job in 2019.

1. Improve your skills, and strengthen your accounting knowledge

Knowledge is power. The more you get it, the more adept you will become. Switching to a new job as an accountant can broaden your accounting perspective, as well as boost your accounting skills, and knowledge. if you are in the early phase of your career, you can afford to switch your accounting job as it may upgrade your skills, and provide you with a diverse range o experience. For veteran accountants wanting to stay in the same field, however, it’s better to wait for a very lucrative job offer before changing.

2. Boost your Income

This is probably one of the most obvious reasons why accountants begin to look for other job options at the beginning of every New Year. When you know you deserve better and are capable of earning more for what you do, it is your absolute right to search for other more lucrative job options.

3. Broaden your network

An accountant with good industry knowledge and strong interpersonal skills can easily build an effective accountancy network just by searching for a new job
Not only will be able to network with new employers in your industry, but you can reach out to other experienced accountants, and learn from them.

You can also broaden your network for future jobs by making contact with accountancy recruitment firms who have a huge number of contacts to draw upon. Taking these kinds of risks will allow grow in your field and help you to build strong ties with other accountants within your community.

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