This is the single most useful site for graduate applications so, even though this might be a dumb question, I was wondering if you lot could help.
I’m applying to Tax at BDO and Grant Thornton (I’m applying to several others, but these are the two I like the most) at the London offices, but I don’t have any work experience in accountancy. I’ve recently graduated (with a 2:1 in Economics from Edinburgh) and thought I’d try and get some unpaid work experience at home, in Cardiff, but after 10 speculative applications, nothing has materialised. I don’t think it’s my CV/Covering letters, since the careers advisor said they were really good (she kept one as an example for others coming in ) but I am not sure I’ll get any relevant experience before the deadline.
I’m worried because I don’t have anything that really shows I’m committed to the career beyond my attendance at careers events and talks. Will a lack of work experience mean my application is pointless? It’s so competitive, and I’m afraid I’ll be overlooked because I haven’t had an internship.