Thursday, October 15, 2015

In the midst of fall recruiting season, can you find your passion?

It's fall recruiting season.  Students across the country are applying and interviewing for internships and staff accountant positions.  During the interviews, we get questions about work hours, service areas and job expectations.  Those are all great questions, but I would love to talk more about passion!

As Happy Brain Science's article (see link below) states: 

"Passion for your work is about energy and meaning.  It’s getting energized by your work, and finding–or creating–the meaning in your work"

A career in public accounting could span decades. When you find the work that gives you energy and meaning, you enjoy coming to work, you are positive, engaged and inspire others.  

I've been lucky to work for a firm that encourages team members to find their passion.  I've been able to explore many different areas of public accounting from municipal auditing to tax services, to succession planning and more.  What I've come to learn about myself is that I love to learn.  I like to take on challenges and solve problems. For me, I've found I'm most passionate about is helping others find their passion - doing that as a coach or mentor for clients and our team members is a great fit for me.  

During this recruiting cycle, I encourage you to talk to professionals about their passions and to pay attention to what excites you.  Then, find a firm that allows you to build on that passion.

Happy Brain Science's article gives you some basic tips to set the stage to help you identify your passion and encourage happiness in your work.  Take a few minutes to read this article and apply the tips in your life. 

Happy recruiting!

Happy Brain Science - How to find more passion at work

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