The Truth About Why You Failed Your Accounting Interview


Last week, I wrote an article on whether you should re-apply to companies after being rejected. Mueed shared an interesting comment which you need to understand this fall if you will be interviewing… So are you saying, once you land the interview, you pass all these tests?: -Your timing to start didn’t work for the…

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22 Reasons You Won’t Find An Accounting Job This Fall


I get emails every day. Often times of disaster stories. I help repair those disasters. I decided that to try and help many of your prevent one of these disasters, I would put together a list of 22 reasons why you won’t find a job this fall. Take this as a fair warning and a…

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How Millennial Accountants Should Deal With Crap Co-Workers


From the mailbag. “How Millennial Accountants Should Deal With Crap Co-Workers”: Hi Andrew, I’d really love to see some articles about interpersonal work relationships and generational differences. My stint in public accounting ended because of crap coworkers.  I wish I would have had the resources to cope/deal with them.  I had encountered bullies, people taking…

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Comprehensive Guide to Accounting Career Fairs


“Don’t be afraid to sneak into another University” – Andrew Argue How to Dress at Accounting Career Fairs Males Wear a suit and tie. Make sure the suit fits and my personal recommendation on the tie, is a Windsor knot (check out the video below). I’d also recommend not dressing like the next Gordon Gecko…

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28 Interview Questions the Big 4 Ask Before Hiring You (Q&A eBook Included)

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This is an excerpt from the course Get Hired From Big 4 Accounting Firms, enjoy! Click here for the short version of 42-page “The Interview” eBook or the full version. “Office Visits” Before we get into the exact accounting interview questions they’ll ask, as I mentioned in the podcast, the office visit isn’t what I…

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If You Experience An Accounting Firm Rejection, Should You Re-Apply?


This article on accounting firm rejection is part two in our New Fall series “Notes From The Recruiting Trail”. Don’t miss the first article on the timing of accounting firms hiring efforts and how to reach out to all firms (not just those on campus). From the mailbag: Dear Mr. Argue, Hi. I am Ricky,…

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Notes From The Recruiting Trail (NFRT Part 1)

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Fall recruiting is the busiest time of the year for accounting firms. It’s when the plan on selecting the most interns and full-time hires. I received a huge spike in questions this time of year. So over the next couple of weeks/months, I’ll be covering these questions and at the end of the article I’ll…

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Can I Pass with CPA Exam for Dummies?


From the mailbag, “Can I Pass with the CPA Exam for Dummies?”: Hi Andrew, I recently ran across your article “10 Facts About Passing the CPA Exam” and found it very interesting. Here is my situation: I have been contemplating taking the CPA exam but I have reservations.  I completed school a while ago, have…

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10 Facts About Passing The CPA Exam

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Here’s the deal. For most of us, taking the CPA Exam sucks, big time. Yea I know you heard about the kick-butt accounting kids who passed on the first try, without studying and knocked out the entire exam in a week. But guess what? That person is not you or I. We are the ones…

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Millennial Accountants Don’t Want A Corner Office With A View


Earlier this week, Jody Padar wrote an article in Accounting Today about millennial accountants and I want to share a bit of it with you today. And it raises the question: What do young people and new hires to the profession want their career to look like? I am always encouraging people who use my…

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Overcoming Self-Doubt To Pass the CPA Exam


From the mailbag: Hello Andrew, I was googling information about tips and advice on passing the CPA exam.  I have not applied to take any section yet, but next month I will submit my application for Audit and BEC.  I think that this will be the best route for me because I feel that Audit…

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Should I Quit Beta Alpha Psi?


From the Mailbag “Should I Quit Beta Alpha Psi”: Hi Andrew, I hope this message finds you well. I have a situation I was hoping you could help me with. Thanks to your program I was able to land a tax accountant position with McGladrey last semester. I have been involved with Beta Alpha Psi…

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#1 Thing You Need To Get Hired In Accounting This Fall Semester

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Summer is over! Basically. I know, you’re sad. But it’s time to get excited! This could be the semester where you land an internship with a major accounting firm. Or maybe even a full-time offer. Then you’ll be able to relax while finishing your degree and they would pay for all your CPA review products!…

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How I Paid Off $55,000+ in Student Loans in 14 months

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In January 2014, I first merged my bank account with my wife and we realized that after 4 months of quitting my full-time job, we had drained our checking and savings down to $1,500. We just paid for our wedding and I was starting two businesses. We were broke and now living on one income. On top…

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I saw another student had a 3.99 GPA. Mine was 3.23, I thought it was over. I got the internship, he didn’t.

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Fall recruiting can be stressful experience. I remember thinking:

“I’m going to be about $50K in debt when I graduate, I need to pay that back. I MUST find a job.”

I was determined. I’m sure you can relate.

This is the most important part

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