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How I Decided to Take my Career as an Accountant to the Next Level.

Dive: Professional - Accountant
Description: Works as an accountant or bookkeeper
Level: Level 2
Level Requirements: Has a bachelors in accounting or bookkeeping OR has worked for 4 years directly in the field as an accountant / bookkeeper
Certified On: Jan 16, 2023

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Bety Taneas

Name: Bety Taneas Break Diving Level: Level 1 Number of Certified Dives: 11 From: Indonesia In: Indonesia

1. When and Why Did You Decide to Pursue This Dive At This Level? What was your inspiration and motivation?

When I was young, I was determined to make my life better and dreamed of being a leader one day. I wanted to get work experience as much as possible from several different companies.  In this way, I could improve my knowledge and skills in order to have a good career improvement in the future.

2. How Long Did It Take For You To Accomplish This Dive At This Level From The Day You Decided To Pursue It, And Why Did It Take That Long?

I always set a target goal for myself in working to get more career advancement.  Of course, it took 4 years to accomplish this dive, because that is the requirement.  I just kept climbing from better accounting job to better accounting job, and learned a lot over those 4 years.  I also earned a bachelors in accounting, which also took many years.

3. What Was The Hardest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?

Firstly, I had to obtain a bachelor’s degree in accounting to get a better job. It was so hard at that time as I had to work full-time and part-time jobs in order to afford my tuition fee. Secondly, being fearful of the unknown. I was scared how the new environment would be.  I worried about the new tasks as I was already familiar with the routine at my old job and there was also a risk if things didn’t happen as I expected.  The hardest part, then, is being comfortable leaving your comfort zone and taking to the next level of my career. I tried to be mindful, not think too far ahead about what will be, and just do my best for taking a risk. Thirdly, competing with others to get the job that I want is of course not easy.

4. What Was The Easiest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?

To be optimistic and never give up mentally as I know what I want to pursue in my career. Also, I became familiar with the basic questions and pre-test interview as I attended several job interviews with different companies.  So with every job, the next job interview became easier.

5. What Is Your Advice For Someone Who Is Pursuing This Dive And Level?

1. Have a strong determination to know the step toward your career and set goals.
2. Be brave to take on a new perspective and know when to leave your job if it’s no longer encouraging your growth.
3. Always be willing to improve yourself and your skills in the respective area.

6. What Are Some Of The Best Resources You Recommend to Those Pursuing This Dive At This Level, And Why Do You Recommend Them? Please Include Relevant Weblinks, If Applicable.

There are lots of recourses from YouTube and google websites to learn as below and many more.

Resource 1: Accounting Stuff - Learn accounting basic for free

Resource 2: Accounting Coach - Free Website for learning Accounting

Resource 3: Break Diving - Share knowledge and skills with break divers

Resource 4: -

Resource 5: -

7. Tell Us A Story Of One Of Your Adventures While Pursuing This Dive (At This Level).

I worked as an accounting staff member for almost 2 years in one company and noticed that there was no chance for career advancement in the long term.  After graduating with my bachelor’s degree and being confident enough in my skills to take my career to the next level, I decided to leave my comfort zone and started to look for a new job as an Assistant Manager of Finance and Accounting. 

I bought a local newspaper and checked daily for the job vacancy for that position only. I also have applied for a job through jobstreet.com. I sent my application letter all at once to several companies and waiting for the job interview calls. 

At first, most of them didn’t respond to me, no job interviews at all but I didn’t give up. I understand that there are a lot of candidates to compete with and maybe some of them are more experienced than me. 

The first step is to get a chance for a job interview, then I realized that a good resume is important to convince them that I am capable of the applied position. 

I started to review my resume letter and changed it to a different format, to make it better than the previous one. Then I keep applying to other job vacancies optimistically. 

I got called for job interviews yet some of the companies didn’t process me to the next step as I failed the given technical test.   I knew my weakness from there, so perhaps I would do better next time. 

At home, I learned about the given technical test and practice alone more by google searching.  I knew that it would be useful for the next job interviews with different companies. 

I didn’t lose hope to keep applying and always be enthusiastic. 

After 6 months of keep applying for the job, I’ve been interviewed by one of the companies and passed all the given tests by being well-prepared and learning from my mistakes. 

Finally, I got a job with the position that I want plus better benefits than the previous one.

8. What Evidence Did You Submit to Prove You Met the Requirements for This Dive and Level?

I've obtained my Bachelor’s degree and submitted work references as an accountant for 4 years.

9. Will You Be Pursuing The Next Level For This Dive? If Yes, Why? If Not, Why Not?

Yes, I will go to the next level and keep improving myself.

10. What is the Break Diver's Creed?

No Rules. No Excuses. No Regrets.

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And having made this post, and provided adequate evidence to the dive committee, Bety Taneas is now hereby certified by Break Diving, Inc. as: Professional - Accountant - Level 2. Congratulations ! Thank you for being an inspiration to others!

Certificate number: 139

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