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Conducted another round of interviews this week...man it really looks bad out there. Both said that the companies coming to career fairs have significantly reduced. Most companies out at undergraduate business schools are hiring only accounting majors. One of the candidates said that it was either this or grad school. All four candidates had only one-two interviews lined up. What a bad time to be looking for jobs.
For those of you who have CNBC, there was a really good documentary this week called "The Money Chase - Inside Harvard Business School" . Check it out on replay or on dvd. Even the Harvard mba candidates are having a tough time finding jobs. Ibanking jobs have dried up, consulting's a little slow. Most are taking jobs that were not their first choice. For those of you joined bschool this september, we're all hoping it'll get better by the time you graduate.

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Anonymous said…
I graduated in June 2008. I still did not get a job while studying for the CPA exam. I don't know what to do now. I'm in NYC. There are no entry-level position openings at accounting firms since this summer. I see some staff accountant positions at small offices w/low-salary (30-40k). Should I pass the cpa first and then look for job or start w/low salary ASAP?? Which one do you think better?
notfordisplay said…
Well it depends on your financial position. I'm assuming you'd want a job right now. You can always start at a small public accounting firm while studying for the cpa, and then apply during the next round of hires next summer. If you only focus on passing the cpa before looking for a job, it's not a guarantee that a big firm will hire you come next fall.
I understand that the money doesn't help much, especially in nyc, but if it's the only choice you have, there's not much else you can do?

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