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Jessica Carlson

Don't let a job posting scare you off. Just because it says you need a certain kind of experience or a certain number of years, it may not be the case. Look for jobs with Analyst in the title, as they are usually entry level positions. Try looking at smaller companies (or smaller accounting departments) where you can gain exposure to lots of different skills; larger companies sometimes have you focus on one area of work, which is sometimes not the best learning environment.

Work on your skill set as much as you can, that can help to offset a lack of experience in entry level roles. For example, many companies use Excel heavily. Having advance Excel skills is very desirable and shows a lot of initiative if you've worked on these independently. There are great courses online that can be found for free or for a low cost - there are even videos on YouTube! I would recommend looking for a cheap Excel course pack on Amazon and taking that in your free time.

Answered 1 year ago

Jessica Carlson
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Anonymous

I would suggest that you directly contact national, regional and local accounting firms in your area. Ask to speak to human resources and let them know that you are looking for an unpaid internship. Another resource is larger companies in your area that have a separate accounting department. Once again, you can contact their human resource department and let them know what you are looking for. Good luck!

Answered 2 years ago

Anonymous