A mini rant, I enjoy the idea of the job, many of the people, & the opportunity. I just feel my effort doesn't get me far enough to be someone others want to work with and I disappoint those above me

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Cool story. Thank you for sharing.

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Hang in there. It’s easy to feel “insignificant” at the Staff and Senior levels and like you’re “lost in the shuffle”.

Always make sure you are putting forth a good work product, even in light of budget concerns. Also, start to identify at least one Senior Manager/ Partner that you work well with and try to learn as much as you can from them. Ask them many questions, including how you can differentiate yourself. Start building a plan to make yourself more marketable: this means building your skillset, building your network, and just improving yourself in general.

Remain encouraged in knowing the skills that make a good SM/ Partner aren’t very similar to the skills that make you a great Staff/ Senior. No one gets “there” on their own, so look for help and make sure you make the most of the help you are afforded.

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Just to tack on... expand your skill set, not just your accounting/technical skills. Those can be learned. Expand your natural talents. If you write well, find a way to use that. If you speak well in front of crowds, use that. If you do coding on the side, or you volunteer somewhere, or you counsel kids - use the things that already separate you to your advantage.

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Why do you think others don’t want to work with you and you’re disappointing those above you?

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I think a lot is asked of me and I always seem to come up short. Quality of coaching, quality of reviews I do. Etc

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