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I feel like I am failing. Here is my career history. I graduated in Dec 2017. I struggled finding jobs that required no experience after graduation, so I desperately accepted a 3 month temp accounting position and then few months later worked for a construction company for 5 months. Both of these jobs claimed to be “accounting” positions but were more like data entry/administrative. I didn’t learn any relevant work experience at these jobs. Then suddenly I landed a junior accounting position in corporate and was super excited to get my career finally moving after 1 year of graduation. This is where I am now, over 2.5 years later, and I am still a junior accountant. I should not be a junior accountant 3.5 years out of college. I feel embarrassed and ashamed of myself. Everyone in my department as been promoted except me. My boss tells me that I lack confidence in presenting my work (which is true, thanks anxiety). And that I am a slow learner (which was true at first when I was learning the job but eventually got the hang of my work). Also I only passed the FAR section of the CPA exam, but recently failed REG and I have a feeling I will fail it again.
Any words of encouragement would be super helpful!