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Big day is tomorrow

August 17th, 2010 at 09:51 am

I have my interview scheduled and I have to admit, I'm incredibly nervous. I've thought out the main ideas that I want to convey and can rehearse them just fine in my head, but I want to know how I respond to someone else asking the question.

So, my best friend has generously agreed to do a mock interview with me today. I also printed out copies of my resume, researched the names of the partners, their background, and what they currently do... I think the only thing I'm missing is printing out a copy of my transcripts but that's not something I imagine will be of interest until they know they want to hire me or not.

What I really want to convey is that I'm an ambitious individual who is resourceful and results-oriented, with the biggest selling point that I'd be a low investment for the firm with my MSA and passing 3 of the 4 parts of the CPA exam.

Weaknesses? I would focus on my lack of real-life experience in public accounting but I work to address that by taking volunteer positions and maintaining professional affiliations.

I just hope I don't crumble during any of the actual questions. I'm not sure of the format of the interview, just that the interviewer said "It can be difficult getting everyone together." So does that mean I should expect to also meet with the partners of the firm? Either way I made a point to memorize the partners' names, what they do, and their background/specialties.

Think I'm prepared?

In the meantime, I'm also waiting to find out the results of the BEC portion of the CPA exam. If I pass that means I'll be DONE with the CPA exam and just need to get the experience & ethics exam taken care of.

Dh and I also went to our second counseling session last night too. However, since we have to bring the kids (no sitter) we take turns talking to him. The therapist was funny when he said "Couples who are happily married turn towards each other more often than unhappily married couples & I could tell from the small exchange between you two that you both really like each other."

Left me thinking... Jeez, if WE think our arguments are unbearable/unlivable what do the majority of married people put up with? Even during our worst times DH and I have always been close.

5 Responses to “Big day is tomorrow”

  1. momcents Says:

    Good luck on your interview; I'm sure you'll do well.

  2. monkeymama Says:

    You sound very ready. Good Luck!!!!!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck! You just seem like the type that will do great. I hate those 'weaknesses' questions. Just name one, but turn it around to show how you compensate for it or how it really can be seen as a strength.

  4. Ima saver Says:

    Good luck, fingers crossed!!

  5. homebody Says:

    Having been through such a scene, the counselor could tell by how passionate we both were that we were in love.... well that was probably 10 years ago and here we are happily still married, so maybe they know what they are talking about?

    Good good luck. It may be the office manager and a couple of partners. Try to relax.

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