Mar 4, 2011
Finding entry level accounting jobs have become more difficult in recent times but they do still exist. Still, you will have a few obstacles to face but you can surely go right through them if you approach landing the accounting job of your choice through putting forth reasonable effort. The biggest worry college students and graduates have if they plan on a career in this business is first and foremost, the lack of positions currently available.
You have to remember, even through tough economic times, accountants are still very much in demand; there will always be people retiring, moving on to different careers, job losses due to poor performance, new companies requiring services, and the list goes on. If you stay focused and consistent, you will have your chance to land an entry level job as an accountant.
These days, the easiest and quickest route to success as an entry-level worker in this business is to get a graduate degree right after your Bachelor’s. The reason is simple; you can set yourself apart from most other first-timers by having a Master’s degree as you will obviously be more appealing to potential employers.
You also need to have your CPA if you want to have an advantage over other applicants. Far too many people in accounting figure they can get their CPA in the future and this is a mistake; the ones getting hired consistently and quickly already have a Master’s and they have passed their Certified Public Accountant examination.
he bottom line is this; you have to be prepared and you must put forth great effort in getting interviewed so you can be hired. Take advantage of job search engines; sign up to one at a time for free, and make use of them in a systematic and consistent manner. You may be able to find many available entry level accounting jobs in your area right away, and from then on it may be a matter of interviewing well and being fortunate.
By Sandy Miller