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#1
"I've spent been over 4 months job hunting and I'm still unemployed."

I'd start by learning English.
#2
gr8t1
"I've spent been over 4 months job hunting and I'm still unemployed."

I'd start by learning English.

It was written on my phone's screen and it was near impossible to scroll up. I have now edited the text and hopefully someone can offer me some advice preferably someone who has completed an accountancy qualification. Thanks, K
banned#3
I would try to get "a foot in the door" by going through employment agencies that deal with accounting, accepting anything that is close to what you want to do.

Also I've found http://www.cv-library.co.uk/ , http://www.reed.co.uk/ and http://www.brookstreet.co.uk/ very good in the past.

Infact my current employment was through brookstreet.

This time last year I was in your shoes, now I'm permanent full time in a job that I love.

Good luck, you'll get there if you keep trying.
#4
Musician
I would try to get "a foot in the door" by going through employment agencies that deal with accounting, accepting anything that is close to what you want to do.

Also I've found http://www.cv-library.co.uk/ , http://www.reed.co.uk/ and http://www.brookstreet.co.uk/ very good in the past.

Infact my current employment was through brookstreet.

This time last year I was in your shoes, now I'm permanent full time in a job that I love.

Good luck, you'll get there if you keep trying.


Thanks for the reply. I've never tried Brook Street so I'll give them a try. I wish you all best for the future.
#5
Have you considered doing some voluntary finance work for a charity or see if any local clubs or charities are looking for a treasurer or trustee? That would gain you experience and references.

Good luck!

Edited By: 753_Abi on Jun 30, 2014 16:33
#6
753_Abi
Have you considered doing some voluntary finance work for a charity or see if any local clubs or charities are looking for a treasurer or trustee? That would gain you experience and references.

Good luck!


To be honest I haven't before but will get in touch with some charities tomorrow. Thanks for the advice.
#7
you should have thought it through much more before quitting a permanent job which tax payers funded your training for but if you try some local independent businesses there are lots of warehouses in the east end who would give you some work or try setting yourself up as an independent financial advisor or go to the C A B and do some voluntary work?
You need to think out of your little world, I wont say box........
#8
draw up a list of 100 companies you want to work for. Research them thoroughly. Then write to their HR dept and Head of Finance (write not email), asking them about any paid or unpaid internships they have that may be suitable. explain why you want to work for them and what you think you can offer them, what sets you apart from others, etc. Include a copy of your CV on thick, nice paper. Get friends and parents and others to read your CV for grammatical and spelling errors. keep it short, focusing on your achievements, not just a list of responsibilities. If you have no luck with the first 100 co's, rinse and repeat. But eventually i'm sure you'll find something, you only need one internship.

Good luck.

Edited By: fuhu78888 on Jun 30, 2014 18:02
#9
sowotsdis
you should have thought it through much more before quitting a permanent job which tax payers funded your training for but if you try some local independent businesses there are lots of warehouses in the east end who would give you some work or try setting yourself up as an independent financial advisor or go to the C A B and do some voluntary work?
You need to think out of your little world, I wont say box........

bore off. this is someone trying to better themselves. how could they have possibly have known teaching wasn't for them until they tried it. this is not the person you should be angry with. dole scrougners, fine. but not this person who clearly wants a job, just is unsure how to get their foot on the ladder. not a helpful comment from you at all.
#10
Public Sector: Have a look at your local borough websites. Most councils take on a few Accountancy trainees every year and training/quals come as part of the package. Be prepared to take a hit on salary though until you're fully qualified.
Private Sector: As you live in a London and you got a 1st, you should be looking at the companies in Canary Wharf/City. As long as you've got great GCSE's and A-Levels to complement your 1st, you should be able to apply for their graduate schemes. Be prepared for 12hr plus days but, with a 1st behind you, starting salary should be more than you got as a NQT.
#11
Zoomster
Public Sector: Have a look at your local borough websites. Most councils take on a few Accountancy trainees every year and training/quals come as part of the package. Be prepared to take a hit on salary though until you're fully qualified.
Private Sector: As you live in a London and you got a 1st, you should be looking at the companies in Canary Wharf/City. As long as you've got great GCSE's and A-Levels to complement your 1st, you should be able to apply for their graduate schemes. Be prepared for 12hr plus days but, with a 1st behind you, starting salary should be more than you got as a NQT.

A first doesn't mean that much unless it's from a well-established uni. sorry, but there's still a lot of snobbery out there. Plus, doing well in school is one thing, doing welll in business is quite another. most employers hire on attitude, combined with achievements, not just on academic achievements alone.
#12
fuhu78888
sowotsdis
you should have thought it through much more before quitting a permanent job which tax payers funded your training for but if you try some local independent businesses there are lots of warehouses in the east end who would give you some work or try setting yourself up as an independent financial advisor or go to the C A B and do some voluntary work?
You need to think out of your little world, I wont say box........

bore off. this is someone trying to better themselves. how could they have possibly have known teaching wasn't for them until they tried it. this is not the person you should be angry with. dole scrougners, fine. but not this person who clearly wants a job, just is unsure how to get their foot on the ladder. not a helpful comment from you at all.

Thanks Fuhu and I did pay £9k for the training and I'm not claiming any benefits before I get blamed for that.

I did think twice before posting but I'm glad I did as there are some excellent suggestions. I do agree with sowotsdis I do need to think out of my 'little world'.
#13
fuhu78888
draw up a list of 100 companies you want to work for. Research them thoroughly. Then write to their HR dept and Head of Finance (write not email), asking them about any paid or unpaid internships they have that may be suitable. explain why you want to work for them and what you think you can offer them, what sets you apart from others, etc. Include a copy of your CV on thick, nice paper. Get friends and parents and others to read your CV for grammatical and spelling errors. keep it short, focusing on your achievements, not just a list of responsibilities. If you have no luck with the first 100 co's, rinse and repeat. But eventually i'm sure you'll find something, you only need one internship.

Good luck.
Again thanks and I agree with writing as 99% of my emails are ignored.
#14
fuhu78888
Zoomster
Public Sector: Have a look at your local borough websites. Most councils take on a few Accountancy trainees every year and training/quals come as part of the package. Be prepared to take a hit on salary though until you're fully qualified.
Private Sector: As you live in a London and you got a 1st, you should be looking at the companies in Canary Wharf/City. As long as you've got great GCSE's and A-Levels to complement your 1st, you should be able to apply for their graduate schemes. Be prepared for 12hr plus days but, with a 1st behind you, starting salary should be more than you got as a NQT.

A first doesn't mean that much unless it's from a well-established uni. sorry, but there's still a lot of snobbery out there. Plus, doing well in school is one thing, doing welll in business is quite another. most employers hire on attitude, combined with achievements, not just on academic achievements alone.

I can see your point re well established Universities but this is not always applicable in the Finance Sector. As an example, Lloyd's of London have a habit of filling their Actuary positions with people who've done the right course, so the University of Westminster/City University (forget which one it actually is) features highly. It's not one of the Colleges of University of London, and lots of 'snobs' look down upon it, but their course hits all the requirements Lloyds are looking for. Of course, as stated earlier, the 1st needs to be backed up by a history of high achievement throughout previous studies and also extra curricular achievements as you pointed out.
#15
kuby5
fuhu78888
draw up a list of 100 companies you want to work for. Research them thoroughly. Then write to their HR dept and Head of Finance (write not email), asking them about any paid or unpaid internships they have that may be suitable. explain why you want to work for them and what you think you can offer them, what sets you apart from others, etc. Include a copy of your CV on thick, nice paper. Get friends and parents and others to read your CV for grammatical and spelling errors. keep it short, focusing on your achievements, not just a list of responsibilities. If you have no luck with the first 100 co's, rinse and repeat. But eventually i'm sure you'll find something, you only need one internship.

Good luck.
Again thanks and I agree with writing as 99% of my emails are ignored.

i used this tactic when in sales and it worked. id also include a professional looking headshot photo of you in a suit.

oh, and big one, make sure you do not have any embarrasing or incriminating photos or comments on any social media!!!! you'd be surprised what employers can dig up nowadays, just by having your name.

Edited By: fuhu78888 on Jun 30, 2014 18:38

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