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#51 MadHatter

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 06:20 AM

I am essentially in the same boat. Did you ever figure anything out? I have an accounting degree and I feel like I may be flipping burgers pretty quickly. I am thinking I may have to go back to school and go to law school or something to get a job. Maybe move to Atlanta? I have no idea.


Where did you get your accounting degree and what was your GPA? I am surprised that you are struggling to find an entry level acctg position...that industry and market us actually strong right now.

What tools are you using in your job search? Hopefully it is not Monster and the classifieds.....terrible places.

Are you in Charlotte? If so, shoot me a pm and I will give you some contacts at various finance search firms in town.



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:12 AM

Where did you get your acciunting degree and what was your GPA? I am surprised that you are struggling to find an entry level acctg position...that industry and market us actually strong right now.

What tools are you using in your job search? Hopefully it is not Monster and the classifieds.....terrible places.

Are you in Charlotte? If so, shoot me a pm and I will give you some contacts at various finance search firms in town.


I have been using sites like monster, indeed, and career builder and they definitely seem to be a black hole. What would you suggest to use or do?

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 12:23 PM

I have been using sites like monster, indeed, and career builder and they definitely seem to be a black hole. What would you suggest to use or do?

 

You will get VERY little from those sites.

 

You need to contact several of the finance search firms in Charlotte.  Here is 4 that I know are good:

 

Accrue Partners

Talent Bridge

Sherpa LLC

Premier Resources

 

These firms specialize in entry level to manager level positions.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:52 PM

So, as someone who works at Facebook, I'd say that you could easily get in, depending on your personality. I graduated with two associates degrees (networking and information security), and I got a job at FB pretty much a month later due to team fit.

Especially with an engineering degree, I'd say you could come into the data center scene (where I am now) work a year or so doing hardware repairs/software technology, and get a software/systems engineering job.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:34 PM

So what do you think was the key to getting your job with Facebook? What advice do you have for someone trying to make it with a company like that?

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 09:23 AM

So what do you think was the key to getting your job with Facebook? What advice do you have for someone trying to make it with a company like that?


For Facebook specifically, it all depends on culture fit. Do you have the right attitude, etc. googleyness is the term google uses.

The key components as far as what you need to know are pretty simple. Do you know computer hardware? Linux? How to do bash/python scripting? (Perl is also asked about, but no one really uses it). And that's pretty much it.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:31 PM

Anyone jumped industries before....

I'm currently working in Procurement/Supply Chain for a computer hardware firm. Thought about dabbling into the oil industry in Houston (though if Tesla gets their Spaceport or battery factory here in the Houston area I'm in).

 

Was it difficult to adjust? Did you do any prep work/studying of the new industry?

I'm going to start reading Primer for Oilwell drilling.

http://www.amazon.co...d/dp/0886982278

 

Supply Chain should be a fairly easy jump, but you never know.



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 06:18 PM

It's really hard to get into the oil rigging field I've heard. A lot of people want these jobs naturally. The pay is supposed to be great tho. Good luck.

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:03 AM

Been in the financial sector for 15 yrs. Love to coach sports and invent stuff or solve complex problems. But I love to talk anout about a wide range of stuff and people always tell me to do stand up. Public speaking comes easy to me but what im leaning towards is radio. Yeah. I said radio.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:52 PM

Anybody have any experience with accrue partners in charlotte? Looks like they're a hiring agency and wanted to see if anyone had any experience with them. Got a call recently and they're wanting to set up an interview

 

I've been there a few times but I found better offers looking for my own. Also I'm graduating in May, the places that hire recruiters usually aren't looking for interns or noobs. 




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