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Accountants given graduate job tips
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Professional & financial services
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has said that graduates looking for work in the sector need to emphasise their non-academic qualities.
Many employers in the accountancy industry want both a degree-level standard of education and other skills gained from holiday jobs, work placements and even university societies from graduate job candidates.
According to the Cambridge News, one ACCA member found his graduate job prospects in accounting increase rapidly due to his activity on social networking sites and similar platforms.
Imtiaz Ahmed told the newspaper: "Having a blog, a Facebook account and a Twitter account can definitely give you an advantage. Blogs and 'tweets' about your chosen field help you to get noticed, and can also help to build your professional reputation."
According to the Daily Telegraph blog, Martha Lane Fox, co-founder of travel site Lastminute.com, recently used Twitter to look for graduate job hopefuls, offering a six-month contract to university leavers via the social networking application.