Is this the future of getting an accounting job?

Probably. At least if you’re looking for a job worth major bragging rights… The Aronson & Company firm has posted an online challenge for finance and accounting graduates. Students are given the chance to compete for a $2,500 ‘professional makeover,’ which includes a new wardrobe, cash toward a car, and some personal time with firm principals.

If you can describe where you are going with your future in two minutes, you might be a winner.

But they’re not offering a job. They’re just offering a haircut and some clothes. So what’s in it for Aronson?

What’s going on here? Aronson wants access to talent, and as much of it as they can. They want to know as much as possible about you, before hiring you. So it’s in your best interest to join the contest, and do a good job. Good things will come of it.

To me, it’s an indicator that firms will accept applicants on a wide geographical basis, and locate talent where it lives. This is great news for students in far-off areas, who are motivated. And it means that firms can latch on to talent, no matter what the geographical location.

If you’re the right fit for the culture of their firm, your video will show it quickly. Students should know that being liked by your employer is a key, irrational factor to being hired. They don’t just want a pencil pushing grunt… they want a little version of themselves whom they can preen and cultivate. Students of all stripes should always try to locate a job such as this!

Check out Aronson’s site. They will no doubt find some excellent young grads.


About stefan bund

Founder of Next Acropolis. MS in Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University... Background in software engineering and teaching.
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