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Candidate FAQs

Are you job seeking and considering engaging a recruiting agency? This blog post addresses some frequently asked questions from candidates and our answers to them!

Q: What’s better for me in my career (CPA or MBA)?

A: While any continuing education is beneficial for career advancement, in the Accounting profession, the CPA certification will ultimately hold more value long term throughout your career. Pursuing an MBA is a great avenue to round out your education and make yourself most marketable, especially in a Corporate Finance related role. 

Q: Is there an optimal time to leave public accounting for industry if I don’t have aspirations to be a partner?

A: The optimal time to leave is a personal preference, but historically the figures have shown the best time to make a transition from public is before making Manager. Reason being that more staff & senior level positions in industry exists than do Manager (and up) titles. In addition, majority of Manager (and up) level position tend to be filled by way of internal promotion. 

Q: What should I be looking for when choosing a recruiter to handle my search?

A: Like choosing a doctor, dentist, contractor, etc. a number of things are important when choosing a recruiter, but reputation is key. Ask your colleagues, friends in your industry, etc. who they used, who they recommend, who they had a good experience with. Your career is your livelihood, and you want to choose a recruiter who is loyal, trustworthy, and sends you positions that are tailored to/make the most sense for you and your career.

As 2020 comes to an end, we want to provide you with the resources you need to succeed in your job search! Visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn to stay in the loop on all of our current job opportunities!

  • On our website, go to ‘Current Openings’ or click here to check it out!
  • On our LinkedIn, go to the ‘Jobs’ tab or click here to check it out!

For more information and any additional questions:

  • Give us a call: (215) 568-2300
  • Follow our hashtag on LinkedIn: #xplorasearch
  • Message one of our team members via LinkedIn and let us help you!

The Right Team. Right Now.

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