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How to find jobs in small/medium firms ?

Gentle JesusGentle Jesus Well-KnownRegistered Posts: 241
Hello

Just a simple question as I have started to look for employment in accounts after qualifying 4 years ago and not working as an accountant so limited experience.

I would just like to know how to go about looking for work/work experience with small/medium firms ? Would I look for them in yellow pages send them a letter asking if they would like to take a trainee for assistant accountant on ?

Regards

Gentle

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  • NpsNps Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 782
    www.gov.uk/jobsearch is a good place to start.
  • aaron0121aaron0121 Trusted Regular BirminghamRegistered Posts: 422
    Hello

    Just a simple question as I have started to look for employment in accounts after qualifying 4 years ago and not working as an accountant so limited experience.

    I would just like to know how to go about looking for work/work experience with small/medium firms ? Would I look for them in yellow pages send them a letter asking if they would like to take a trainee for assistant accountant on ?

    Regards

    Gentle

    Hi Gentle,

    When I was looking for my first role in a firm, I indeed searched the yellow pages and google for local practises. Then if there was a contact number listed, I would call them up and enquire who deals with recruiting new staff and also there email address. This does make your covering letter a bit more personal and it also shows you have gone the extra mile to reach out to the person, when sending your CV and covering letter. You may still get rejections and no replies but it only takes one company to get back to you.

    Persistence is key and don't give up!

    Good luck

    Aaron

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  • Gentle JesusGentle Jesus Well-Known Registered Posts: 241
    Thanks for the replies guys

    Will it be a good idea to start in small accounting firms as I don think there is a chance of me getting in to the "Big 4" or even one of the top 10 Accounting firms.

    Also is going through Recruitment agencies a good idea as in the pass I have only been given temps jobs in the accounting department doing mainly admin work ?

    Gentlé
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