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I have a degree in Business and IT. However I have seen a job advertised for a Accounts Assistant and would like to go in this direction. I haven't got any accounting experience whatsoever! However this job says they will train you. I need to write a personal statement but don't really know what I should include as I have no accounting experience. I know I can write about "transferrable skills" but can someone help me out with the layout? The statement is 300 words maximum.

Asked By: fre4ksh0w5 - 10/8/2010
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Answered By: vaughn_nebeker - 10/8/2010
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Honestly, if you want to get into accounting you need to have a degree or background in there. They will never hire you and you will not understand basic accounting principles. I know it seems like a good job, but it's not the right one for you.
Answered By: Kyle B. - 10/8/2010
 
First, have you worked before? Secondly, have you read through the job descriptions, and do you think you can handle it. Yes you can write transferable skill, but highlight the areas where have achieved or completed a project successfully... More
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Answered By: xixi12 - 10/8/2010
 
Think about the requirements needed for the job: probably numeracy and proficiency in Excel, right? Then take examples from your experience that match these requirements. That way you're can show you're suitable!
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Answered By: Peter - 10/8/2010
 
you have no choice but to study and get a qualification in accounts. Even if an employer says they will train you they tend to just put that down as a formality and with the high number of jobless who do have some accounting experience they are much more likely to choose one of them than you as it saves them a lot of... More
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Answered By: Rainbowz - 10/9/2010
 
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