Looking to get an entry-level accounting job? Read these tips!
So, your studies are done and you are about to enter the world of working. You are all prepared with your skills, learning and confidence and are planning to step into the professional world. But there is a huge difference between college and workplace. Your skills matter only after you get a job.
It is a not an easy task to get an excellent job. It involves a process like preparing your CV, uploading on different websites, choosing your sector to work, and contacting recruitment companies.
So, here are some tips to find an entry level accounting job in 2019:
Decide your Sector:
With an accounting degree, you can explore different kinds of opportunities available in the market whether it would be Public accounting, Govt. accounting, Private accounting or Not for profit accounting.
These industries have different roles in the accounting sector. They also have some pros and cons like Public accounting can help you in your CV, govt accounting has different benefits of perks, Not for profit can help you to achieve your goals, etc. So it’s difficult to choose a sector as to where you should go. The risk is that whether you are going in the right sector to work or not because you can’t say about it until and unless you work in it.
A little experience on your CV can help:
Having some sort of experience in the field will put you a level above your competition which has small to no experience. You’ll be able to construct the experience area of your resume by working while graduating. This can include volunteering bookkeeping, offering assistance for different causes or charities or supporting with school or work capacities. It might not be a good showcase of your experience, but it appears to your potential managers that you are super motivated.
Take the help of Job websites
Uploading your CV on different websites can definitely help to reach a large number of companies and to explore different accounting roles available in the market. These Job websites let you reach in all the companies where there is any requirement. This not only helps you to find a job; in fact, gives you options to choose between the roles you want to play.
Recruitment agency plays the same role as job websites. In job websites, you go directly to meet the client but in a recruitment agency, they interview you at the initial and if selected then send you to the client.
Take help in preparing Interviews:
Make sure before you go for the interview that you read about the company and the profile properly. If going through a recruitment agency, they also help you to prepare for your interview.
Sometimes it becomes disheartening, even after a lot of efforts if you don’t find a suitable job. But if you follow the tips mentioned above, it will definitely help you to find a suitable job for your profile.