Devote a certain amount of time each week to reviewing accounting positions and job openings. Stay current on changes in the industry by joining industry specific groups and associations. These groups are formed to provide services and information to a specific audience.
Track changes in the rate of accounting job openings and placements to get a sense of the trends over time. Review your skills and training and identify any gaps. Review the three items below to ensure you are up to date with accounting job news and trends.
1. Subscribe to accounting employment newsletters.
2. Visit accounting job posting boards.
3. Register with accounting job placement firms.
Read accounting employment newslettersStay current with accounting employment trends by subscribing to the newsletters provided by the accounting associations. These newsletters and magazines contain valuable information on trends in accounting jobs, accounting positions and the general direction of the accounting industry. Read the entire magazine to gain the greatest benefit.
Review accounting job posting boardsSchedule a weekly check of the postings of accountant positions on the job boards, even when you are not currently looking for accountant jobs. This information keeps you in touch with the trends and news within the accounting industry and the impact on current and future jobs.
Stay in touch with accounting job placement firmsObserve the common path of accountant careers and keep your eyes open for accountant job openings. Register with an accounting job placement firm to gain access to annual reports of job trends, news, skill set requirements and more. Even in entry level accounting jobs, there is room to move and increase your career path over the long term.
- Accounting positions are the cornerstone to any business, but the types of positions available and their salary ranges vary over time. Stay in touch with current salary and skill sets as part of your career management plan.