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What should be the direction of my job change?
posted on Sunday, 16 May 2010 09:31

Dear Career Doctor

I joined one of the big-4 CPA firm as an auditor right after my graduation in university.  After acquiring the professional qualification I step out to the commercial field and got the opportunity to manage a small and medium sized manufacturing company as chief executive eventually after I joined for 5 years.

During the past 5 years, I mainly engaged in operational and personnel management jobs of the PRC factory, while I could hardly keep updated with the accounting technical development, even though I updated my HKICPA membership every year.

Recently due to the relocation of my company to remote areas, I can no longer balance my business and family, so it is the time for me to consider to change my job.

Of course merely the relocation cannot be the explanation to my future employer to leave my current company so I will spend some time to cope with that.

What job should I change?  Any orientation tools to help me to identify? I would be grateful to get your advice.  Thanks a lot!

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Posted Sunday, 11 July 2010 09:39 AM

Dear Career Doctor
Thanks for your comment.
Sorry for the belated response because I am fully occupied by the jobs. This is also one of reason I want to leave this SME: Lack of talented sub-ordinates, boss is always expecting less and less headcount, and I need to perform clerical and administrative works by myself.
If I really cannot perform the role of management position, I can hardly ignite my passion.
Any advice? Thanks.

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Career Doctor  
Posted Tuesday, 18 May 2010 05:02 PM

One very important thing is missing in your posting, and that’s your passion! It was a very factual recount of your career but I can't feel your enthusiasm. You don't like your job at all? Is it just a means to an end – providing you with an income to pay off your bills and living expenses?

Counting back you should have at least eight years of experience – a minimum of three to become a qualified CPA and five years to where you're now at. You must have worked hard and done very well for yourself as it seems a rather smooth path.

You're even smart enough to know that merely the location issue is not convincing enough, so what is the true and genuine reason behind why you're contemplating this move/change?

Though I would very much love to offer you some help in your search of a new direction, you need to unearth your true passions. No one can show you the way if you don’t know where you want to go.

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