How do I get an accounting job with no accounting experience?
I'm 22 years old, and I have a master's degree in accounting. However, I have no experience working in accounting. Don't tell me to get bookkeeper positions or things of that nature. They all require experience. Everything I've looked at requires at least one year of experience expect for staff accounting positions at public firms, which I have no chance of getting even though I finished school with a 3.75 gpa. So, what can I do to get an accounting job?
Asked By: wordofi - 2/11/2013
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Go volunteer In an accounting firm preferably near u,cos you are likely not to be paid so that save u t-fare.stay ard for a year or six monrh and that could serve as an experience ...obviouslly u willl learn somethings while at it goodluck
Answered By: Taiwizzzy - 2/11/2013
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Our firm hires new grads with no formal experience all the time. Try going to local accounting firms and giving them your resume in person. Put on a suit and go in. It won't always work, but you're more likely to get a lead doing that than just emailing stuff around. I know it's really frustrating, I went through the... More
Answered By: Matt E - 2/11/2013
Keep in mind, one year of experience is preferable, but not mandatory. If you had any accounting internships in this past, these will serve you well. Try using your college's alumni database to network and find a job. Hint: Most jobs posted online have already been filled internally and are only online for legal... More
Answered By: Marc - 2/11/2013
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