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Old 06-01-2011, 07:50 AM
 
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Are the places you are applying to actually telling you you have no experience? It seems to me that you do have some experience.

My husband is an accountant and I do know they have hired a few people this year.

I think the problem is too that for every job available there are a lot of people who are applying. In DH's firm they also prefer referrals to posting a position and getting cold applications. I guess that is true in all jobs, it becomes who you know.

Sorry you are having trouble finding something.

Dawn

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Yes, I had 2 internships. One with a public hospital where I audited expense reports, flowcharted processes, and helped design new processes. I also had an internship with a tax accounting firm, which was basically a temporary tax preparer job. Both internships paid me, and thought I did a good job.

My school does have on campus recruiting, but for complicated reasons, I did not take advantage of it.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:37 AM
 
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Have you applied recently at any of the Big 4, I believe they may be hiring.
They usually hire in the fall a year before you actually start.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:39 AM
 
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Are the places you are applying to actually telling you you have no experience? It seems to me that you do have some experience.

My husband is an accountant and I do know they have hired a few people this year.

I think the problem is too that for every job available there are a lot of people who are applying. In DH's firm they also prefer referrals to posting a position and getting cold applications. I guess that is true in all jobs, it becomes who you know.

Sorry you are having trouble finding something.

Dawn
Most never get back to me so I have no clue.

My guess is the economic situation. I might be unemployed but I have a non-accounting job and family to fall back on until I get a good job, so I am better than a lot of other people. Still it sucks to apply to a dozen places a day every day and never hear back from them. Hopefully things will improve for everyone.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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They usually hire in the fall a year before you actually start.
I believe thats for college hires not experienced. Well, at least thats how our location works. I can't speak for Charlotte. I would do a search for experienced hires and see if there is anything. Also are you in any associations, attending meetings etc may help with leads.
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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This is accurate. My husband was hired in November to start in February.

OP: Have you hired a headhunter at all?

Dawn

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I believe thats for college hires not experienced. Well, at least thats how our location works. I can't speak for Charlotte. I would do a search for experienced hires and see if there is anything. Also are you in any associations, attending meetings etc may help with leads.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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This is accurate. My husband was hired in November to start in February.

OP: Have you hired a headhunter at all?

Dawn
Do I need to pay them, and can't it hurt your chances of getting a job?
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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No, you don't pay them, the company does. Or that is the way it works in most cases. My husband got one when we were looking to move here (well, actually we were trying to move to Raleigh from Los Angeles), but the company he works for had an office in Raleigh and they said he was better suited for the Charlotte office, which is how we wound up here.

ANyway, we didn't pay the headhunter, the firm did after he got the job.

Why would it hurt your chances? I don't know that much about headhunters. My husband got a job right out of grad school, but after 8 years of working in LA, he wanted to move and the easiest way to find jobs and get connected was a headhunter.

Now, that was also 6 years ago so I can't tell you what it is like now.

Dawn

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Do I need to pay them, and can't it hurt your chances of getting a job?
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:52 AM
 
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Lots of unknown intangibles for anyone here to accurately tell you what your chances are at landing a job.

If you graduated from a good university with a good GPA and have the right (good) attitude, I think a lot of companies will hire you. Yes, I work for a major bank in Charlotte and we hire graduates straight out of school from some of the universities in this area.

If being patient and confident at going at it alone isn't one of your virtues, contact a head hunter and they'll help market you.
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