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Old 10-03-2016, 05:57 AM
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This thread is depressing. Some great responses though.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:39 PM
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Damn. I definitely don't envy new grads.
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Old 10-08-2016, 04:15 PM
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Defensive Googling is useless. I cannot change what other people who have the same name as me do.

As for social media, I use my middle name as my last name and things like that.
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Old 10-08-2016, 08:14 PM
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I wish you much luck.
Just think when you reach 40, some accounting firms are ready to replace you with a younger version.
I've seen it happen to a friend. So your sweet spot is 20 -40 anymore, working for a US company.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:24 PM
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Lightbulb this will work

there are three apps I like to use because they allow you to apply for the majority of the jobs with one click without having to fill out the long old application.

They are Android Apps, you might be familiar with them:
1) Zip Recruiter
2) Jobing.com
3) Jobr Job Search by Monster

Just keep applying and applying every day.

Make sure you have your resume written well.

Make sure you add terms to your resume that you notice all the time in jobs ads that you apply for.

Be positive and confident and let what you are looking for out into the world.

Ask/or mention what you are looking for to your friends and acquaintances your cashier, or your bank teller.

Apply to temp agencies they often will boost your talents when they mention you to their clients (the employers). If you stay with your temp employer long enough they will like your work, if you give them good work you will make friends and know everyone and then you can talk to the manager and tell them you are ready to start your career and would love to have the opportunity to start you life long career with their company. make sure it has been at least 2 months before you talk like that or else you will just sound like those people that through the "love" word around.

I'm actually starting to realize that temp agencies are good if you kinda catch on to they operate or if you are friendly and become a shiny thing. Like your agent, make her almost want to hang out with you, after you.

Know what you're good at and be confident that you got this. Especially with your schooling. it may not feel this way but I 'll tell you if you have a certificate/Diploma or if you are certified and the education and paper which proves it, employers like that too.

If you had worked at a place that has any accounting, add some of the tasks from accounting to your experience. Mixed into your experiences, just a couple, I mean if you do know how to do them you know how to do them. I look at it like this just because I don't use the printer every day doesn't mean I don't know anything about it and won't catch on quick enough.

Just know a previous employer is only allowed to answer when a potential employer calls them is, if you worked with for them and from when to when and anyway the person in hr prob doesn't even know you and all the responsibilities you had. If they did they probably only know the department you worked in and your name .

I hope my advice helps keep me posted. and...

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Old 10-13-2016, 07:09 PM
Location: Denver
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I'm sure there have been threads like this in the past but I don't have anyone to turn to and could really use some input on my situation!

I just graduated college with an accounting degree (and a minor in finance). I have a good enough GPA, leadership/extracurricular experience in college, and internship experience. I didn't have a job set up upon graduation, so I've been using Indeed with my resume uploaded to search for entry-level accounting positions. I live in New Jersey but am seeking to relocate as I'd like a fresh start. I've applied for lots of positions in different cities/areas, but haven't received much in the way of a response so far.

How should I go about this? I really don't enjoy sitting around never receiving a response. I'm sure my credentials are good enough. Whatever you can recommend would be appreciated - other job search websites to use, people I could possibly reach out to, etc.
I graduated Dec. 2015 age 22 with an Econ degree (good GPA) and with only 1 internship on my resume, so a similar situation to you. It took me 8 months of job searching to get my current job, which I started in June.

It sucked, I'm not going to lie. What helped me was having a job on the side, landscaping, while I was applying. That helped from having too much time and getting too frustrated at not having any responses. I found Indeed to be one of the better sources for openings, as well as my colleges career page.

What I did was collect a big bucket of potential jobs and have them all open on tabs. I'd categorize them into three classes, ones that weren't too interesting but I was qualified for, ones that looked interesting but I was a bit underqualified for, and ones that looked interesting and I was qualified for. The first 2 categories, I'd do a quick application with a copy paste resume and cover letter. The last category was the only ones I spent more time on.

It took a lot of applications and calls to get something, so I didn't barrel too much into any one application, but made sure I at least had the application error free.

For me, my best luck with responses was the Midwest, areas like Omaha, Detroit, Kansas City... places with a low unemployment rate. While I ended up remaining in CO (cause I ended up with a pretty good offer), it my response rate was lower here. If there's some areas in the Midwest, like ohio or Kansas City or whatever you wouldn't mind, I think that's where your likely to get the best chances at a decent paying job. Plus these areas also have the best income to COL ratio.
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