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Real-World Experience, Office Politics are Top Post-College Challenges for Accountants in First Job, Survey Says

by Accountemps | Aug 05, 2015   ()
College students may be heading back to school soon, but they won't find everything they need to know for their jobs in their textbooks. In an Accountemps survey, more than half (56 percent) of accounting and finance professionals said they felt only somewhat prepared for their first job after graduation; another 14 percent indicated they were not at all prepared.

Respondents were unready for their first professional jobs in multiple ways. Almost half (49 percent) of those surveyed indicated that the knowledge they gained in the classroom didn't translate to their position. One-third (33 percent) said they felt ill-equipped to handle office politics.

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Source: Accountemps
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