Summer is almost here and if you haven’t got internship lined up for you, there’s plenty you can do. Let’s start getting you ready for Fall recruiting season, and below is my list of what to do. Continue reading
Great news! I was chosen as ICAO Board of Ambassadors representative for York University – Atkinson for upcoming year starting May 2012. This position will involve promotion of CA designation on campus, ICAO related events and helping out students with answering their questions and giving them suggestions on how to become a CA. Continue reading
I had a chance to attend Chartered for Finance 2012 (CFF 2012) conference. It is one of the events organized by ICAO.
The event is targeted to help out students in business programs to choose between accounting and finance major. Accounting is at the core of every business, however Finance presents many lucrative opportunities as well. Even I, in my first year was a Finance major and despite the fact that I switched to Accounting, I still had many doubts. This was one of the reasons I attended the CFF in the first place. Continue reading
Usually, teams are picked by university’s accounting society. Depending on the school, 1 to 3 teams can represent their respective university. The team of three people must include one 1st year student, one 2nd year student.
This year, my university was given the opportunity to send 2 teams. I was part of one them. Additionally I was honoured to be chosen as leader of our team by my teammates.
Your resume is pretty much summary of your past experience and your future opportunities. It will help the recruiter to paint a picture about you. Whether that will be big and clear picture, or small and smudged, depends on you.
Now the requirements for resume for the accounting students might be slightly different from other industries, so make sure you know the basics.
Recruiters will have to go through hundreds, if not thousands of resumes within a very short period of time. So your job is to make their life easier, and prepare all the information they want in a clear and concise form and fitted on one page. I repeat, it is one page, unless you have close to 10 years of relevant experience in the field, for example if you are experienced accountant and worked already for a while. If you are a student, chances are you can fit all the the information on one page. If you do have more, try to shed the unnecessary down to the essentials, and have better use of space.