I'm wanting to work in an insolvency/business recovery role. Ive applied to four firms of which only one I got through to the second interview in which I was rejected. I'm now wondering what to do. I have a 2:1 from a good university, AAA A levels and A grade maths so I'm confident that its not academic results that is letting me down. I have had no professional experience apart from some volunteering work in a finance office.
Since there are not many business recovery/related jobs is it worthwhile applying to audit instead and then specializing afterwards?
I have considered doing a masters which in the UK would be very expensive whilst in Sweden would be very cheap. Is it worthwhile doing a masters or is that wasted money? I have found a course in Newcastle University that qualifies you for exemptions from 7 of the chartered accountant exams. Its a diploma is that worthwhile?
My only other option is to get various temp jobs, perhaps some volunteer work at the CAB to help improve my CV so that it will be better for application next year.
edit: A final question, are jobs in non UK places such as Isle of Man and Channel Islands easier to get into?
Few general questions on Accoutancy, Business Recobery and grad jobs. watch
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Last edited by sebastian_tedworth; 19-07-2009 at 17:09.
- 19-07-2009 16:56
- 19-07-2009 20:10
It just sounds like you have been unlucky or perhaps you need to practice havin a interview... its a hard skills nailing interviews!!
Also what have you put for hobbies or sports etc, firms dont just want accademically smart people they want an all round individual who can socialise etc.
I think audit would be good position for you to enter then could try and move over later on.
To be honest a masters doesnt really help much in my opinion its just a HUGE cost where the firm will often pay for the training contract.
Finally volunteering at CAB is a pretty good idea, shows you can work with people and all that melarky.