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How can I get an accounting job with 2+ years in business, a 4 yr accounting degree, but no acct experience?

I have worked for a Fortune 500 company for the past 2.5 years, but not in the accounting department. I am ready for a change and want to move to public accounting. Any suggestions on where or how to find an open accounting job? Looking for Ryan M to answer now that I have updated to let him know I have a 4 year degree.

Asked By: tonyfitz1325 - 6/16/2009
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Network, network, network! And get a referral for reputable agency(ies) that works in the skill set/s you want to develop. Additionally, you should use the career center at the school where you got your degree. You are the product of their program, and they (should) have a vested interested in your success.
Answered By: jobbend - 6/16/2009
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everyone has got to start somewhere, i work at a bank as a senior teller and had only been a cashier a winn-dixie before . Someone will give you a chance if you ask for it.
Answered By: ice queen - 6/16/2009
 
My experience with public accounting firms wont even look at you unless you're a CPA candidate. The state where I live in requires a MAcc to be a Licensed CPA. Most only require 150 credit hours with X amount of hours in accounting classes. The reason I've noticed why they don't hire Bachelors degree candidates is... More
Answered By: Gunther - 6/16/2009
 
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