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    I I got 2.1 with distinction, a year of retail experience, some private tutoring, involvement in a society (As part of the committee), business-level knowledge of three European languages.

    SO... what to do now to make sure I'll get some offers for ACA. My biggest weakness are numerical tests, I'm accurate but way too slow to get a top score. However, I really want to commit to accountancy in the long run and I'm doing my best do get better. Is there anything else I could do to improve the quality of my application? I'm very worried, because I feel like I've 'missed the boat' of grad schemes (got about 100 rejections, possibly because I didn't know what I really wanted to do early enough). It's been absolutely devastating. I'm scared I'm too old now as a grad and I'll stay unemployed forever

    I'll be very grateful for your help.
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    Your profile sounds good - strong uni, good grades, experience - all great to have!

    If you've had that quantity of rejections then you're obviously doing something wrong. Do you usually go out at the online testing stage? Application form stage? Interview/assessment centre? If you could advise on where you tend to fall out of the process that would help.
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    Your profile sounds good - strong uni, good grades, experience - all great to have!

    If you've had that quantity of rejections then you're obviously doing something wrong. Do you usually go out at the online testing stage? Application form stage? Interview/assessment centre? If you could advise on where you tend to fall out of the process that would help.

    I've been trying to figure that out. Just a small part of them were ACA because last year I still wasn't sure what I wanted to do. In case of ACA, in most cases it was the numerical test. I really can count, but I need to become much faster, so I'm practising quite a lot. I just have this premonition that I've got an awful flaw that make me unemployable despite the fact that I look good 'on paper'. I've had about 15 interviews for a variety of positions (admin, business analyst), I prepared well for most of them and got rejected. They always say how hard it was to reject me, yeaaaaah. This sugar coating is unnecessary.
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