While most people are just trying to hang on to the jobs they have, accountants can actually make a career move to an even better position.
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 23, 2009
While the rest of the U.S. has lost about 500,000 jobs per month in the past six months, it has gained 3,000 jobs a month in accounting, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, the government agency predicts that in the next seven years the accounting field will grow faster than any other occupation.
According to Bobby Pastorius of Tru-Bridge, Inc., an executive search firm for the accounting field based in Tampa, Florida, not only is this good news for college graduates, but for people who are already employed in the field. A challenge is that employed accountants may not know the best way to obtain another position. "The best jobs are typically never advertised and unless you know someone in a particular industry, you'll never know a position is available," explained Pastorius.
Although professional recruitment firms are one of the best ways for already employed accountants to find even better and more challenging positions, not all recruitment firms are the same.
According to Pastorius, accountants should ask themselves the following questions after meeting with a recruiter:
1. Did the recruiter listen to your needs or simply talk about positions that you have no desire to pursue?
2. Will the recruiter call and ask permission before he sends your resume to another company?
3. Did the recruiter push you to interview for positions you are not interested in?
4. Is the recruiter genuinely interested in placing you with the best company available or does he seem to be pursuing his own commission?
Accountants are in a unique position in today's market. "While most people are just trying to hang on to the jobs they have, accountants can actually make a career move to an even better position." Pastorius said. "How they go about making the change is very important, and is why choosing the right recruitment company can either be a deal maker or deal breaker."
About the company: Tru-Bridge Inc. is the Tampa Bay (Fl) area's premier recruiting company for accounting and financial services. Partner Bobby Pastorius, CPA, is a 10-year veteran in the recruitment field and is available for interviews about the industry. More information at http://www.tru-bridge.com