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How did you get your job?

Am asking a general question but was wondering based on your own experience and qualifications, how did you get your job? #college #business #finance #accounting #graduate #job-search

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Lyndsey’s Answer

I attended on-campus career fairs and remained active within the business school so that I had the latest insight on events which could help me take the next steps after college. During graduate school, we were given an opportunity to take advantage of on-campus interviews with recruiters that were specifically interested in MBA graduates. Visiting the career center at your campus is an excellent resource as well!
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Holly’s Answer

I built my resume up through clerkships and internships in my desired field before graduation. I ultimately met my employer through one of my bosses, who knew the company was hiring and recommended me to his contacts there. The best way to get hired is to have a personal connection. Best of luck!

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Remy’s Answer

Hi there! I got my job by completing a lot of preliminary research, interviewing a lot, and connecting with people I found in roles I was interested in. I spoke to a lot of different people and booked informational interviews. I actually applied to my current job online via LinkedIn. My advice there is make sure you have a classy, friendly looking profile picture, you follow companies you are interested in, and update your LinkedIn with all of your most relevant experience. Reach out to former colleagues or friends to endorse your skills or top leave a recommendation. It is all about humanizing yourself and making sure your potential recruiters see you as a person beyond your degree or past work.
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Monique’s Answer

I sent in my CV on an ad I saw and was called in 2 weeks later, went through several long interviews and was hired shortly afterwards. It's really about matching the right skills a the right time. Good luck in your future recruitment.

Thank you comment icon Hi Monique! Thanks so much for your answer. Could you go into more detail on what the process looked like once you were in the interview phase? Past the interview phase what types of communication did you have with the company to know about the status of your application? Would love to hear more! Christian Varsava
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Lauren’s Answer

With accounting, there are summer leadership programs, which are a great way to get your foot in the door! I did this summer leadership program which then lead to my internship offer, and then my full-time career offer. This was a great way to start as the short 3 day program was a great introduction to the company, their values and their culture. I would highly recommend this course of action to pursue a career in accounting.
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Ken’s Answer

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I got my most appropriate and best fitting jobs through networking and through contacts that I had made and people that I met, sometimes unexpectedly. Sometimes these connections were made through normal conversations which turned into something unexpected.


With networking, you really never where a lead might come from. They can come from the most unexpected sources.


- participate in coop, intern, shadowing, and volunteer programs so that you can learn what people in your career area of interest actually do and how they got there and how you feel about it
- talk to the head of alumni relations at your school to arrange to meet and visit graduates of your school who are working in your career area of interest so you can learn more
- talk to the reference librarian at your local library to learn about and attend meetings of professional organizations to which people in your career area of interest belong so that you can mix and mingle.
- let everyone that you know that you are exploring your career area of interest and, as long as you reassure people that you are not expecting them to know of a job and you are only looking for information and people who can provide helpful information, information can and will come from unexpected sources.

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