Actually, YES! For those of you who are new to accounting, there are so many benefits to being an accountant:
The Money … An accounting career offers unlimited advancement and earning potential. Many accountants eventually become company Presidents, CEOs, CFOs, Directors, Partners, etc. and rank as one of the highest income earners in North America.
The Perks … Most accounting positions offer flexible hours. As for toys, there are the laptop computers and palm pilots. And if you like to travel, there are accounting positions that require you to fly all over the country and world to meet with clients.
Health and Security … Accountant jobs has been rated by the Jobs Rated Almanac as the fifth best overall occupation, based on stress, job security, income, and work environment. And, every type of business needs accountants, including hospitals, educational institutions, and governments, making this one of the most secure careers.
The Skills … An accounting career will give you plenty of business skills and knowledge. So if you plan on starting a business one day, your accounting experience will play a large role in helping you succeed in business.
The Flexibility … An accounting career offers more flexibility than most careers. Whether you want to manage corporate finances, track down criminals (many FBI agents are accountants), implement and maintain accounting software systems, or do personal financial planning, there seems to be an option for just about every type of person, introverted and extroverted.
The Status … Many people today look up to accountants. Accountants have the same prestige as doctors and lawyers because accountants are playing a larger role today in making strategic business decisions.
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Ever since I graduated from college, I have always been buying jobsearch books or borrowing them from library. I have always been investing in that area of my life because if I were to just get one piece of advice that would lead me to beat out the competition in getting a lucrative job, that time and money would have been worth it.
But I do feel that most job search books weren’t written with accountants in mind. And that is why early on, I struggled.
“From a little spark may burst a mighty flame.” ~ Dante
Then, as luck would have it, I got some advice from my uncle’s friend, an extremely successful accountant. He was at my uncle’s house for my uncle’s birthday and, in passing, noticed me. I suppose he had been told of my difficulty in finding an accounting job because when he saw me, he had the sympathy in his eyes usually reserved for the bereaved at a funeral.
He said, “Henry, I had the same problems as you when I first started looking for an accounting job“. Great, I thought, this was making me feel a lot better. I should let him know that I was busy… watching the paint peel off the wall.
He kept going: “But then I got some advice that changed my life, and I’d like to pass it on to you“. He then explained how he got his first accounting job. It was a a high paying intermediate level position that he had no experience for. He also explained how he now always quits his current job before looking for a new one! He was so confident in finding a job quickly that he didn’t have to look for a new job while still being employed.
And, he added, he never took a new accounting position without a substantial salary increase. After a few minutes, I was hooked. And for the next 30 minutes, I listened in amazement as he told me his story.
The advice he gave me helped me get my first accounting job within a few days. I was blown away that his job search techniques actually worked. Over the years now, I have fine-tuned what I discovered and turned it into a step-by-step system that I follow each time I apply for a job.
My mother suggested that I might as well teach my “techniques” to others who need help in finding accounting jobs. I thought that was a good idea.
And that’s why I’ve created this Web page. You’re about to discover shocking secrets to finding accounting jobs that all the job hunting experts never told you. No matter how much or little accounting experience you have, this information applies to you.
You’re going to save time, money, and frustration. You’ll learn to avoid the mistakes and depressing situations that you’ve probably experienced already. Just for starters, here are ways to get your resume noticed by potential employers…