I don't have much experience but I do hold a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Accounting. I feel like I don't have a lot of hands on experience and have been out of work for 1 1/2 years...I feel like I am losing my skill set and confidence to find the right accounting job. Should I change my career path?
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I agree with what John said below. You may also want to see if your university has an alumni network that you could have access to. Many schools will try to help put you in contact with other alumni who are looking to hire. If that doesn't work, you might be able to talk to some of your former co-workers. Perhaps they have moved on to another firm and could help you get an interview.
I'm sure that you can find your confidence and skill set quickly if you are able to get your foot in the door with a new firm/company.
That's unusual. The job market for accountants is good.
Broaden your search - have you looked into smaller local firms? Have you looked outside your home town?
Have you tried employment agencies that specialize I accountants, like Robert Half. Even a temp agency is a good start. Give them a try.
Best of luck.
You should not change your career path. I was in the same position as you. I have my Masters and was well on my way to finish my CPA exam, but no one was interested in hiring me.
My solution was to move to another city. I landed a job very quickly and after a little while, I was getting my life back in order.
Its an option. Good Luck.