Meeting and Working with CPA Recruiters
Qualifying for a job as a CPA and securing a job as a CPA are two different things. While a high test score and a pristine GPA can help you qualify for a job, it’s your ability to meet and work with CPA recruiters that will help you secure the job. UWorld Roger CPA Review provides a quick guide to making a lasting impression on CPA recruiters.
Tips for Working with Recruiters
Look the Part
Act the Part
You’ve done your research. You’ve picked a professional outfit. Now it’s time to showcase who you are to the recruiters. This is perhaps the most important part of any recruiting event. So how do you put your best foot forward?
First, you want to show poise and confidence. Eye contact and a firm handshake are reliable first indicators to the recruiter that your communication skills are polished and mature.
Second, a handshake and introduction is nice, but starting the conversation is even better. You want to show the recruiter that you’re interested as well as someone who would fit in at their firm.
Finally, don’t forget to listen. A conversation is a two-way interaction, and failure to listen is not only impolite, it limits your opportunities to advance the conversation.
Practice Makes Perfect
If you have the opportunity, attend as many recruiting events as possible. As you gain experience, you’ll be better able to navigate the event itself. From understanding the best times to approach a recruiter to knowing when you’re wasting your time, the logistics of an event are an important factor.
You’ll also find that as you attend more events, you are more at ease with recruiters. This will help you show companies your personality, competence, and professional demeanor.
Most importantly, you’ll be able to build rapport over time as you come to recognize the same recruiters at each event. This helps the recruiters get to know you and gives you direct access to the right people – something that might not be available outside of recruiting events.