Hi, i would really appreciate some advice as im going through the motions at the moment. I have been at a regional firm (top 30) for a year now and i'm finding the job and work environment very difficult to cope with. I have been working the tax department doing both private client and corporate work. I'm struggling to find interest in the work and find it isnt challenging me nor utilising my strengths. Having completed a law degree (opted for a non-law careers) i would appreciate suggestions about anything in the accounting realm that would be suitable for someone with a legal skillset. As i only have tax experience, im worried im already pigeonholed and already anxious about not being able to escape it. The workplace environment really isnt helpimg either, being an extroverted individual im finding the almost silent office rather draining. I'm at my best working in a group sharing ideas with one another and working together. I dont feel like i've been trained properly which is making me feel incompetent. All in all i'm struggling to cope with the work environment and its having a massive impact of my mental health. I dont know where to go from here... is it the nature of the work or the workplace? move firm? leave tax altogether? full-scale career change? are all questions i've asked myseld. Please help... close to calling it quits. Thank you!
31st Jul 2023