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I worked in the accounting department for a privetly held company that was bought out. I need to move on but how do I start looking.


Brice Fleck Cortlandt Manor, NY

I find myself doing the same thing I did before when I had no experience in the accounting field 6 years ago. Indeed, Zip Recruiter, LinkedIn but no real hits that produce interviews. I have updated and molded my resume to reflect my knowledge base and more than willing to look into going into Manhattan as well looking in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties. What can I do to get a wider net to get more calls for interviews, what is my field looking for?

11 May 2021 4 replies Interviews



Brock Renshaw Tampa, FL

Hi Brice

The other advice you’ve received is spot on.

I would add one thing. Headhunter such as Robert Half.

I use them to get a pulse of the job market in the geographic areas I’m interested in working. You may find there are a lot of opportunities or very few. You can do a similar approach via indeed by searching for job type/salary to see what’s available. But I prefer a headhunter who may have more insights than a job site.

Send me your resume to

I’ll take a look at it and setup some time to chat to help out the best I can.

All the best


Jeff Martin Ashburn, VA

I’d suggest that you network at the target company or industry. Use LinkedIn to find people already working there and reach out to them. Ask them the process they used to get hired and ask them to help you navigate the hiring process and if they are willing, ask them to submit you as a referral. These activities require much more time on your part but in my opinion would greatly increase your chances for success. Good luck!


Matthew Turner Santa Monica, CA

Hey Brice, what type of accounting work are you looking for? Connect with me on LinkedIn and I will see what I can do to help:


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