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    Hi,

    From January I had a position in a fairly reputable company for 6 months, completing my accountancy exams and performing very well. However, in June I left to start a graduate scheme with a major company in London.

    I have been on the scheme since September, it is completely unrelated to accountancy and I have been struggling since the beginning and HR have noticed. They have advised that I look around for new jobs which is massively disappointing as I left a decent job for it.

    How do I explain to accountancy recruiters/small accounting firms this situation? Obviously having 6 months at one place and 2 months at another place is not ideal for my CV.

    Can I completely leave out my current graduate employer and say that I have been doing other stuff?

    Thanks in advanced
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    If the role you moved to has nothing to do with accountancy then it shouldn't really hurt you. Just explain you wanted to try something else but found out it wasn't for you and now you know for sure you want to be an accountant.
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    (Original post by Student-95)
    If the role you moved to has nothing to do with accountancy then it shouldn't really hurt you. Just explain you wanted to try something else but found out it wasn't for you and now you know for sure you want to be an accountant.
    Pretty much. There's no law against trying on hats until you find the one that fits. My CV is a gigantic mishmash of retail, hospitality, construction work, and a couple of professional posts. I don't find it particularly hard to move from one entry level gig to another although I can't open doors in a funeral home or teaching post, which is what I'm Uni-qualified to do. Go figure.
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    (Original post by sknudson)
    Pretty much. There's no law against trying on hats until you find the one that fits. My CV is a gigantic mishmash of retail, hospitality, construction work, and a couple of professional posts. I don't find it particularly hard to move from one entry level gig to another although I can't open doors in a funeral home or teaching post, which is what I'm Uni-qualified to do. Go figure.
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    (Original post by Aplens)
    What was your degree?
    BSc Mortuary Science and BA English Literature with Philosophy + CELTA.
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    Re-position your reasons. Don't say you didn't fit the new line of work (ie you are being pushed into the change) say you missed accounting (ie you are being pulled back). It's a personal position you are presenting, no evidence required except being convincing!
 
 
 
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