I started applying a bit late this year and focused on too narrow a geographical area - I managed to get to the 2nd interview stage with 2 of the top 5 firms but then missed out on getting a position
Haven’t really had much luck with the few mid-tiers I tried - and a number of my applications are on hold/deferred due to all the places being filled up
Got one interview coming up with a small regional firm and that will probably be the last one this intake - as september is rapidly approaching
So I was thinking of concentrating on the next intake and applying at places like E&Y and PKF that I haven’t tried yet and try again for some of the others when the wait time is up if need be
Would it be best to get a temp job in the meantime to get some more experience? It would add to my CV but I am worried about time off for interviews etc.
I meet the academic requirements but have very little work experience
Do E&Y/PKF/BDO usually have vacancies with a January startdate?
If whilst applying to them I am doing a temp. job will they take this as a positive? or will the fact that I haven’t gotten a graduate job yet and temping be a bad sign?
Also when re-applying to a firm do you have to go through the whole process again? and what are the chances of securing a position the next time round? (I have heard of people who have gotten into big4 on their 2nd/3rd attempt)
doing aca at a local/regional firm
I have heard that pretty much all firms give similar time off for aca training etc. but I assume large firms can afford to give their staff more time off as they employ more staff - would you say this is true?
once aca qualified - will you have the same career opportunites as say someone who qualified with a top 10 firm?
Has anyone tried this? http://www.icaew.com/index.cfm?route=150948
I am not sure about it - the form appears to still be last years form and the region list isn’t included
Thanks for any advice