Having graduated in 2008 and in the midst of the credit crisis and recruitment freeze, I found myself working in working the retail industry as a Merchandiser for a leading high street retiler. Although I have enjoyed my experience I have found it to be totaly unchallenging and rewarding as a career.
I now really want to pursue my initial carreer choice of working in the finance/accouniting industry and qualifying in either CIMA or the ACA. I intend to apply to graduate schemes however as a back up plan I thought it might be worth registering with CIMA and start to self study at least the Certificate level exams. Here is where it think I have a problem; I have read that potential employers do not like recruiting registered/part qauliffied candidates into their graduate schemes!! Is this true?? I would have thought that this would at least show initiative by the candidate.
Really appreciate if anyone can shed some light on this.