How to find an accounting job OUTSIDE your city by finding a job in your city


Listener Questions

1. Andrew, if I am seeking opportunities outside my area (Kansas), what can I do to maximize my chances? Also, what about non-public accounting opportunities? How can you find them and what are the differences between interviewing for industry and big 4?

-Alex, Kansas

2. My Beta Alpha Psi chapter historically struggles with recruitment, what can we do to bring in more students?

-Lucas, Illinois

3. What is the best place to buy business professional clothing for men and women on a college budget?

-Jane, Utah

4. Andrew, I recently started with one of the Big 4 firms and I have a question I was hoping to get your opinion on. I am somewhat disappointed about the industry I was assigned to, as I would have preferred another market team where my interest lies, such as real estate or media & entertainment.

I reached out a few times to HR and resource managers before I started about my preferences and received pretty much the same response that, “it all depends on the needs of the practice.”   I am fearful of bringing my concern up again because I feel it’ll look bad and I’ll be known as the guy who kept complaining in the first few weeks.  I’m sure that I will be told that I need to give it some time, like six months to a year.

I have heard that it is pretty difficult to switch market teams after you start.  I have also heard that even if you request different types of clients you may only get to work on them for small projects. Do you have any suggestions about what I should do moving forward?

-Matt, New York