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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I Have Serious Interview Anxiety


From the mailbag: Good afternoon Andrew. I listened to your webinar yesterday, it was really great. I love it. One of my issue is “I don’t know how to dominate an interview” I get nervous. I’m confident I can get the job done and learn the methodology of the core business. When I get to…

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The Ultimate Step-by-Step Hiring Process Guide for Public Accounting


If you’re waiting until your final year or last semester, good luck…

This. Is a multi-year process.

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35 Little-Known Reasons Why People Fail Accounting Interviews


1. Poor personal appearance.
2. Lack of interest and enthusiasm.
3. Not knowing the company’s information or website….

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Every trick I’ve learned to get hired by the Big 4 Accounting Firms


Can you relate to this?

When I was around 6 years old I used to daydream that someone would come and save me. The first dream happened when I used to swim.

I would swim in a pool with many people around and would try to have perfect form. I believed that someday, someone would…

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Most challenging interview question (Shocking: don’t respond using boyfriend examples)


I have helped hundreds of students prepare for accounting interviews with firms since 2009. There is one question that seems to provide the most stress and fear.

In fact, I received

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Fall Recruiting Hack: Did the recruiter click on my email?


Technology has come a long way. Back in the olden days, you’d send a letter and who knew if they ever received it.

Unfortunately, even today, if you use Gmail, or Yahoo, you still don’t always know.

But now you can change that.

Will some very sneaky and FREE technology, you can see: Whether the…

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Your Summer Action Plan To Get An Accounting Job This Fall… Oh, and Jill from Deloitte in Atlanta.


The fall recruiting season is the best time of the year for you to find your dream job/internship.

Here are my TOP 5 action items this summer to prepare you for this fall’s hiring frenzy!

But wait… what about Jill?

If you read #3, you’ll find out exactly who Jill is and why it’s VERY important that you…

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Mailbag: What to wear to an business event & do I NEED a portfolio?

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Back to the mailbag! This time from an accounting student and new listener to The Bean Counter! Hello Andrew, I’m a new listener to your podcast and I have had the chance to only listen to a few of your episodes, but the ones I did listen to have really helped lead me in the right direction and…

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How to Deal with Flaky HR Departments

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The new website has really drummed up some buzz and I’ve started to receive tons of advice requests! If you’ve got an accounting conundrum and need some help, email me here. Into the mailbag we go… Hello Andrew, You have been a great help to me over the past few months so I am writing…

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Podcast with Warren Averett: “Exactly What We Look For in Accounting Candidates”

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Back when I visited my first CPA firm office with Beta Alpha Psi, it was actually at this office in Tampa (formerly Pender Newkirk). Ralph Garcia was the Managing Partner and is now the Managing Member of this Warren Averett office. I sat down with Ralph and Carrie Gordon, HR Coordinator who gave a ton…

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Accounting Interview Tips: Never Let Them Put Their Head Down

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A few days ago I was speaking with my wife who now works for a large public accounting firm. We were reminiscing on our University recruiting experiences and comparing the interviews we had. I’ve mention it on the show before however, when my wife interviewed for her first accounting internship, she received 12 offers from…

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Listener Questions: Elevator Speech, Loved My Accounting Internships, LinkedIn

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Resources mentioned: -PwC Chairman Article in the NY Times -Summary of contributions: Email me at if you want a copy -“KYFHD” – Michael Kramer, Former and Founding CFO of Apple Retail Stores [Keep your fu$&ing head down] Listener Questions: 1. Andrew, I really enjoyed my accounting internships and I want to be part of the firm’s…

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