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I got a BS degree in accounting. Should I settle for an accounting clerk job?

The reason is I have no experience. So should I settle for an accounting clerk job for now? Or should I decline the offer and aim higher?

Asked By: luv2spwg - 3/19/2008
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Could you get a job with an accounting firm? Broaden your horizons. Take whatever job you can for now but have a long term goal in mind. Maybe take a professional exam like the CPA or CFA. Go abroad and teach English and learn a foreign language after a year. Join the Peace Corps. Learning doesn't have to stop. Doing... More
Answered By: -9 - 3/19/2008
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If you have no experience, you really can't aim higher.
Answered By: frissy - 3/19/2008
 
In these days and times, it's really hard to find decent work. Considering that you have no experience I would definitely say that you shouldn't pass up this opportunity, not unless there are other more appealing job prospects in line that are definite possibilities. I don't know of many places that are taking the time... More
Answered By: BlueFaith25 - 3/19/2008
 
It might be ok to start out if you don't have any experience, but don't stop there. Move on up the ladder with your degree because you paid for it and you deserve it. Good Luck....
Answered By: rico2408 - 3/19/2008
 
if you can get the cPA while working there ...do it.....if not...don't
Answered By: richard t - 3/19/2008
 
It depends on the opportunities for growth and development in the company. If it is possible to progress fairly rapidly from this position within the company then it is a good starting point. You need to find out career paths within the company... More
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Answered By: The Interview Coach - 3/19/2008
 
I would take the job get experience and become a CPA then you can do something else. Everyone has to start somewhere
Answered By: R - 3/20/2008
 
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