Micro Factors Affect My Career

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The “micro” factors that might affect my career are my strengths and weaknesses. My strengths include meeting the education requirements for the CPA exam when I graduate, networking at my current job, and gaining transferable skills. My weaknesses include little experience with Microsoft Excel, no relevant work experience, and not being a part of any organizations.
I will have 150 credits when I graduate. I will meet the credit and education requirement to take the CPA exam. This completion will be attractive to potential employers. I will begin to study for the exam after I graduate while I gain work experience at my entry level job.
I currently work at a wine and liquor store in Hoboken. I have been working her for 3 years and have been
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My responsibility to train and supervise cashiers helps the development of my communication and leadership skills. Working with the other employees develops teamwork skills. My responsibility to assist managers with store ordering and other tasks helps with my organization skills. I am in charge of store supply order. We use Microsoft Excel to record rips from store orders and to record the budget. I know how to input data onto this software.
This leads to one of my weaknesses. I have very little experience on Microsoft Excel. I use it to input numbers and information but I do not know how to do anything complex or create unique spreadsheets. The owner of the company that I work for offered to pay for an Excel class. I accepted the offer and will be taking this class after the holiday season is over.
I currently do not have any relevant work experience. I only have experience in retail work as a cashier and assistant manager. As I progress with my degree, I will shadow and learn from the accountants at the company. My mother works at a makeup company and they frequently hire their employees’ children to intern in different departments. I can gain work experience from this opportunity if I am able to get an internship
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The job outlook for 2014 to 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics is 11%. The general economy in the United States is growing, and accountant employment is linked to this factor. New laws and regulations will also expand the job opportunities for accountants because they will be needed to help firms and businesses meet these unfamiliar requirements. There will be more audits due to the stricter standards, which demands more auditors. International accounting knowledge is becoming more important as businesses become more

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