Top five accounting jobs and careers posts

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Ready to land that dream job when the New Year arrives tomorrow? In the last of our 2012 round-ups, Steven Perryman collates some of our most popular accounting jobs and careers posts from the past year

1. Five ways to find work experience through volunteering
Volunteering can be a great way to gain the accounting work experience you need while you also contribute to your local community. In this post to mark Student Volunteering Week in February, Stuart Waterman offered some ways to go about getting work experience through volunteering. Student Volunteering Week 2013 takes place on 11-16 February

2. The modern CV
Two sides of A4 still works, but an example of a CV can include a PDF, website, social network profile, YouTube video or even an iPad app. In this post from January, Steven Perryman presented some of the best alternatives on offer.

3. How to make a cover letter stand out
A cover letter and CV create a first impression with a prospective employer, but some end up straight on the ‘no’ pile due to bad spelling and grammar. Briony Turley of Reed Accountancy showed you how to make sure yours isn’t one of them in this post from March

4. Top tips for landing an accountancy job
In an incredibly competitive job market, applying to as many suitable roles as possible increases your chances.  In a special National Careers Week post from March, AAT student Ceris Williams offered her top tips for landing that dream accountancy job

5. How to make your CV stand out
Your CV is the one opportunity to sell yourself – but standing out from the crowd is tough. AAT’s career coach, Aimee Bateman, showed you how to treat your CV like a pizza salesman (yes, really) and land that interview in this post from May

Steven Perryman is AAT Comment's former Content Editor.

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