The MAcc program is almost done, I figured it might be useful to share some my thoughts and experience with you as a current MAcc student.
Job Searching is always the hot topic. Since most of the full-time accounting positions are recruited during the fall recruiting season, it means you need to be prepared to go when you start, or even before you start your graduate school life. It could be difficult to adapt to a new job-searching platform, keep track on time to apply for all the positions, and wait for hearing back from recruiters. Especially when your friends are all getting interviews, but you are still waiting to hear back.
Don’t be afraid of getting rejection letters, it will happen to all of us. Just keep searching for jobs and start to think what you really want to do and set a goal for yourself.
It is important to have a positive attitude, your recruiter can feel it. It’s okay to be upset, but don’t drown yourself in the sadness. Keep searching and everything will work out on its own.
2. Set A Goal
Searching for jobs is not the only thing you can do. While searching for jobs, you should start to think what are some other things you could do to polish yourself and make yourself stand out among others. You may start to network with your recruiters more often, or maybe you can start to study for your CPA and other certifications.
Your recruiters would love to see that you are passionate towards the career and you should do something to prove it.
Set a goal for yourself. Don’t be upset about your current situation. It’s great if you have a job on hand, but if not, keep your mind clear and work towards it.
3. Work Towards Your Goal
I understand how difficult it can be to go through the interview process, but make sure you keep your goal(s) in mind and work towards it.
It is a rewarding moment when you achieve your goal(s), you might find it even more accomplished than securing a job. When your goals are slowly but surely achieved, your job will be down it waiting for you.
Best of LUCK.