Jumpstart Your Career:
Accounting Employment Resources
Compiled by Prof. Elizabeth Mezick
Center for Business Research
During your employment search we invite you to use the Library's extensive
business collection. Our business librarians
can help you locate and use the resources you need to jumpstart your accounting career.
The resources discussed here are only a small sampling of the accounting specific, and
general business, print and electronic resources at your disposal in the CBR.
Hunt-Scanlon's Select Guide to Human Resource Executives. [HF 5549.2 .U5 H86]
Identify key human resource and personnel executives at leading public and private companies.
Career Guide: Dun's Employment Opportunities Directory. [HF 5382.5 .U5 .D86]
Find accounting opportunities by state using the index "Disciplines Hired Geographically."
Accounting Firm Directories
Career Opportunities Handbook.
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Guide to small and medium
sized firms in metropolitan New York.
Emerson's Directory of Leading U.S. Accounting Firms. [HF 5616 .U5 .E47]
In-depth information on the largest accounting firms in the United States.
Guides to Accounting Firms
Emerson's Big Five Annual Report. [HF 5616 .U5 .E462x]
Analysis of the largest accounting firms focusing on staff opportunities,
profitability, and other performance factors.
Resumes and Cover Letters
Best Resumes for Accountants and Financial Professionals. [HF 5627 .M33]
Step-by-step guide to creating a professionally designed resume for prospective and
practicing accountants and financial professionals.
Cover Letters. National Business Employment Weekly Premier Guides Series.
[HF 5383 .B434] Practical tips and techniques for developing effective
letters that grab a potential employer's attention.
Resumes. National Business Employment Weekly Premier Guide Series.
[HF 5383 .B435] Techniques for writing focused resumes for a
competitive edge in the job market. Covers specialized resume categories,
including first-time job seekers and seasoned professionals.
American Almanac of Jobs and Salaries. [HD 8038 .U5 .A68]
Includes comprehensive job descriptions, salaries, and future prospects for careers in
financial, industrial, internal, and public accountancy.
Electronic periodical indexes, such as
Accounting and Tax Periodicals and
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe,
can be used to keep up with current events and trends within the accounting
profession, as well as to locate recent news on individual companies.
Many offer the convenience of full-text coverage.
Let Career Services Assist You With Your Job Search
Contact Career Services
at 299-2251 early in September to participate in the
On-Campus Recruitment & Career Fairs
and take advantage of the Resume Referral
Service for Accounting Majors.
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