Holly Avrett

“I am currently a junior at Georgia Regents University. I took the Focus My Talent assessment last year and have used the results to clarify my career goals. In addition I was able to learn more about myself as a potential employee. I was and still am an accounting major but I wanted to identify my strongest skills. Also, to learn how I could apply them to specific fields in accounting. I also wanted to discover other strengths and weaknesses of mine that are relevant to a work environment.

As an accounting student interested in the public accounting career path. Therefore, there were a few directions that I could go in. These areas differ in the skills required and the work environment. I used the results of the Focus My Talent assessment to steer my goals towards the area that I found to be the best fit for me. My most recent success has been attaining an interview at a regional accounting firm. While I don’t yet know the outcome, I was able to relay my skills and strengths effectively. Because of this, I was confident in what they were.

Self-awareness is important because we can’t capitalize on our strengths or work on our weaknesses if we do not know what they are. The Focus My Talent tool allowed me to realize the qualities and skills that I have and helped me identify areas that I can improve. As a result, I am more confident in my abilities as a future accounting professional and I feel sure that I am working towards goals that will allow me to utilize my skills to achieve personal and professional fulfillment.”

Sincerely,
Holly Avrett