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When I first started university I was clueless. I had no idea how to create a resume or gain experience, and public accounting was a foreign concept to me. I literally thought it mean working for the government (I confused "public sector" with "public accounting").

The sole purpose of The Bean Counter is to provide you with the tools you need to have a successful career in accounting!

We've interviewed people from across the profession and I have put hundreds of hours into preparing podcasts, eBooks, interviews, and more. Keep scrolling to hear our interview series, download the Career Fair eBook, and more!

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Top 3 reasons to download this eBook:

  • You want to know the best way to approach recruiters and professionals at a career fair
  • You're curious about the best time to arrive at a career fair
  • You want direct instructions on how to follow-up to maximize your chance of getting an interview, including a drafted email
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Top 3 reasons to download this eBook:

  • You want your impressions at career fairs and networking events to stick in the minds of professionals
  • You have fears of public speaking and need to know what to do to prepare
  • You want sleek, simple, and pointed pitch examples (hint: we have multiple)
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Cover Letter Basics

When Should I Write A Cover Letter?

  • Any time you apply for a job via email
  • When you are applying for a job on a company's portal
  • If you've never met the people at the company before
  • If someone recommends you for a position (friend or family) and you want to be taken seriously

When Should I Not Include A Cover Letter?

  • Never bring your cover letter to a career fair
  • Don't bring your cover letter to an interview
  • If the company specifically notes they don't want a cover letter
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The Key Components of your Cover Letter

  • Introduction - who you are and what you want
  • A short story about why you're unique
  • Conclusion

What Key Information Should Be Included?

  • You want to add as much information about the recipient as possible (name, phone number, address, and email). The more personalized the letter, the more likely he or she is to respond. Nobody responds to, "Dear Hiring Manager"
  • Your name, email, and phone number
  • The date the letter was sent or submitted
  • Your handwritten signature. If possible, create a digital version by taking a picture of your signature. This always adds some class

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