January 17, 2019

What are the best resources you have found when job hunting?

Open ItemsCategory: CareersWhat are the best resources you have found when job hunting?
Liz BranchLiz Staff asked 4 months ago

Curious about what resources have been helpful while on the job hunt.
For example, a resume proofreading service, sample interview questions, interview coaching, certain job boards, webinar on negotiation tactics, videos on companies, googling the firm’s leadership team, etc.
Do the resources differ if searching for a job at Big4 vs industry vs cloud firm?

1 Answers
MelanieCPAMelanieCPA answered 4 days ago
  1. LinkedIn – I love using this platform as a way to connect with potential employers. I also use it as a research tool and leverage my network in order to find employment opportunities. This platform is a great place to find recruiters who can help with the job search.
  2. Blogs & YouTube – Both have useful advice on how to land and perform well on an interview. I found this blog to offer some valuable tips: https://www.rogercpareview.com/blog/questions-you-should-ask-your-next-accounting-interview
  3. University Career Center – If a recent graduate, then this is an ideal place to get job leads. 
  4. Google – The most efficient way to research industries and companies. If there are particular companies you wish to work for, then using Google to learn about the company is a great place to begin. After my second employer went bankrupt, I started reviewing company financial statements prior to applying for a job. Finding the statements on Google was much quicker than combing through the company website. 

Timing is crucial for Big4 firms. It’s easier to get your foot in the door of a Big4 firm as an intern while still in college. Not saying that’s the only way to work at a public accounting firm, but it is the way most start on that career path if you wish to begin in public audit or tax. 

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