Its taken me a while, but I recently made an important decision, as mentioned in this previous post.
Since leaving Uni in June 2006, I’ve had various temping and contract roles in different industries, which has been fun, but I feel a bit lost when people talk about their careers. For a long time, I’ve felt that I’m not really achieving anything by temping.
When I was 15, I switched my career aim from “model” (oy, stop laughing) to “accountant”. Seems a bit of an odd choice, I know, but I liked maths, and I saw how much my dad paid out in fees to his accountant each month.
When I actually did accountancy modules at uni, I enjoyed them (which may have partly been due to the wife forcing me to enjoy them. Honestly, she’s been like a slave driver to me since we met in 2002!) but preferred economics and statistical modulesÃ‚Â more.
My “big” decision is that I want a career in finance, and I want to study for a financial qualification such as AAT. AAT feels like taking a step backwards in a way, and the cost scares me quite a bit (to study the level 4 technician qualification will cost Ã‚Â£1150 at the local college) but by having another more specific and well known in the industry qualification, maybe I’ll eventually find my dream job.
Er, anyone got a spare grand?