Great Jobs for Accounting Majors, Second edition [NOOK Book]


"What can I do with a degree in accounting?"

Whether you want to oversee personal or corporate finances, track down tax cheats, or teach your craft on a university level, an accounting degree offers a wealth of career options. With all ...

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"What can I do with a degree in accounting?"

Whether you want to oversee personal or corporate finances, track down tax cheats, or teach your craft on a university level, an accounting degree offers a wealth of career options. With all the flexibility the field offers, the challenge is to find a focus that fits your personality and preferences. Great Jobs for Accounting Majors helps you do just that.

Designed to help you put your major to work, this handy guide covers both the basics of a job search as well as detailed profiles of possible careers in your field. From CPA to government auditor to college professor, you'll explore a variety of job options for accounting majors--including some you never knew existed--to determine the best fit for your personal, professional, and practical needs. In this updated edition, you'll find:

  • Thorough explanations of job-search basics such as crafting résumés, writing cover letters, and interviewing dos and don'ts

  • Revealing self-assessments to help determine your best professional fit

  • Investigative tools to help you uncover those jobs that will make the most of your major

  • Networking tips to get your face out in the field and your foot in the door before the résumé is even sent

  • True-life tales from practicing professionals who detail what daily life on the job is really like

  • Up-to-date statistics on earnings, advancement, and the overall career outlook, along with regional salary comparisons

  • Resources for further information, including journals, professional associations, and online resources

With the information and inspiration packed into Great Jobs for Accounting Majors, you'll discover how to explore your professional options, target your ideal career, and use your college major as an asset in landing your dream job.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071466301
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 3/21/2005
  • Series: Great Jobs For... Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 618 KB

Meet the Author

Jan Goldberg has written more than 250 articles for such publications as Parenting, Today's Chicago Woman, Opportunity magazine, Chicago Parent, North Shore magazine, and Career World Magazine. She has also penned a number of books on career development.

Stephen E. Lambert, contributing author and codeveloper of the Great Jobs Series, is director of career services at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire. He codeveloped this series with Julie DeGalan, a former administrator and career counselor at Plymouth State College.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: Accounting: A Degree That Adds Up ix
Part 1 The Job Search
1 The Self-Assessment 3
2 The Resume and Cover Letter 19
3 Researching Careers and Networking 37
4 Interviewing and Job Offer Considerations 55
Part 2 The Career Paths
5 Introduction to the Career Paths 71
6 Path 1: Public Accounting 73
7 Path 2: Management Accounting 95
8 Path 3: Government Accounting 113
9 Path 4: Accounting Education 129
Appendix A Program Descriptions 149
Appendix B Graduate Education 153
Additional Resources 155
Index 157
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