February 21, 2020 at 8:03 am #2939997PeteParticipant
There is absolutely some age discrimination, but the biggest issue I’ve faced is a lack of opportunities from the absence of campus recruiting.
I’ve networked like crazy, yet am still unable to find a cpa to work under years later. I’ve been sitting on this test, doing accounting work, yet am unable to find work to fulfill my license.
The people at even mid-sized firms won’t even consider me for staff roles because I’m too experienced in industry and not a campus recruit. The problem is I’ve found I can’t really advance in industry because of my lack of public accounting or higher level industry experience.
If you have campus recruiting, which it sounds like you do, I would highly recommend utilizing it,February 21, 2020 at 2:31 pm #2940471TncincyParticipant
@pete, Have you passed yet? I agree with the campus recruiting, because my son landed a really good job because of the campus recruiting.February 21, 2020 at 2:35 pm #2940474CPA4lifeParticipant
Repost: This is not a “spam”:)
Thanks for starting this thread; I hope I didn't hijack it, sort of.:) Well, with a consultation with my son (former Douglas (1st-2nd year levels; currently a 3rd-year computer science majoring in AI (same program with his sister), he at least gave the advice to check the computer lab Excel's add-ins option menu, before the exams. It makes sense, once I added the Analysis Tool Pack and MegaStat from my instructor's online helpful Excel folders. Now, it sort of resembles the computer lab's Excel. As to graphs, tables, and charts, YouTube is a great help in this area. Also, I haven't taken the Excel and accounting apps courses required in my BBA-Accounting program yet. I am so looking forward to taking these courses. I have the basic knowledge in these areas (taken them many years ago) but with the new accounting apps and Excel add-ins, I definitely need to take these courses; it would be fun since I like computers.February 21, 2020 at 7:51 pm #2940867PeteParticipant
I’ve passed both the cpa and cfe exam years ago. Even interned at a firm (sadly it didn’t convert to an offer), but I can’t get licensed without the experience. Granted, I’ve been employed doing accounting work. I got a new job and stopped looking for a bit because I like to stay at a job for some time. Am now at it again.June 8, 2021 at 6:18 pm #3304096theycallmekarmaParticipant
Really needed to see this post (even though it's been a year). I am feeling discouraged because I just got another rejection. I'm 56 and am certain that I am not being considered because of my age. After reading the comments I'm going keep trying.
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