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The Fear of Missing Your Best Career Opportunity

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As college seniors wrap up their summer internships, jobs and vacations, they may be heading back to school with some anxiety about launching their careers. See the results of new research by Enactus and Accountemps on students' biggest fears about starting a new job.

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The Fear of Missing Your Best Career Opportunity

  1. 1. The Fear of Missing Your Best Career Opportunity © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Leaders Give Advice on What Not to Do in the Real World
  2. 2. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. What students are saying Students’ two biggest fears about starting their first job: 1. Choosing the wrong job and missing out on something else 2. Not learning quickly enough and making mistakes 2 Source: Enactus survey of nearly 600 student members
  3. 3. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Worst Mistakes Entry-Level Professionals Made on the Job 3
  4. 4. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The most common mistakes made Consistently coming in late 4 Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,200 CFOs
  5. 5. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The most common mistakes made Not showing up for work at all 5 Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,200 CFOs
  6. 6. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The most common mistakes made 6 Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,200 CFOs Not following company policy
  7. 7. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The most common mistakes made Making errors in their work 7 Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,200 CFOs
  8. 8. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The most common mistakes made Not asking for help 8 Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,200 CFOs
  9. 9. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The most common mistakes made Being rude to customers 9 Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,200 CFOs
  10. 10. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The most common mistakes made Not paying attention to detail 10 Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,200 CFOs
  11. 11. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The most common mistakes made Sharing office-related information on social media 11 Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,200 CFOs
  12. 12. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The most common mistakes made Spending too much time on personal devices 12 Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,200 CFOs
  13. 13. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The most common mistakes made Not living up to claimed qualifications 13 Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,200 CFOs
  14. 14. Visit our blog for more tips to start your career and keep it moving forward roberthalf.com/research-and-insights/career-development © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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