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Barden Part Qualified Career Guide Blog Series…Next Up Other Stuff You Should Know

Are you a part qualified accountant and planning your professional future? If so, then this is the perfect blog series for you. Over the next few weeks we’ll share some excellent insights from the Barden Part Qualified Career Guide, which will help you plan and navigate your professional career.

Next Up…Other Stuff You Should Know…

A little wisdom from the people that have gone before you…

The toughest part of writing a guide is trying to fit everything in. Every person, every circumstance, every job and every company are different but here are a few rules of thumb that apply to most people. Here are some of the questions we hear on a regular basis and some answers we thought might help.

How much should I get paid?

The short answer is: it depends. It depends on how close or far the role you take is from your centre and how much you employ trading variables. Also, it will depend on where things are exam-wise. Broadly speaking, your base salary will be:

  • Graduate: €25,000 to €30,000;
  • One to two years’ experience: €28,000 to €34,000;
  • Three years’ experience: €32,000 to €38,000; and
  • Finalist level: €35,000 to €45,000.

Remember though that base is only one component of total compensations – bonus, package, learning and exam support all have a part to play.

What’s the most important thing in making a move?

In our experience, it is without doubt the person you report to and the people you work with. The calibre of your manager, their willingness to invest in you and the trajectory of their own career will have a deep, lasting impression on yours.

What should my CV look like and where can I get a template?

The good news is that there are tried and tested ways to pull together your CV and very specific things you need to include. You can download a copy of the Barden sample CV for part qualified accountants at barden.ie

How should I use LinkedIn, prepare for interview, manage recruiters, prepare for a psychometric or aptitude test, and invest in my personal brand?

Good news – we’ve got all these things covered, just for you. These and many more relevant questions are covered in detail in our other publications on www.barden.ie/ publications

What’s next?

Everyone’s circumstances are different. Maybe you are thinking of a making a move to gain more exposure, to see a different industry or because the current environment is just not right for you.

Sometimes, the best advice can be to stay where you are or to make an internal move. Other times, it can be to move externally. However, the worst thing that you can do is rush it.

Take the time to think things through and properly assess your situation. Speak with someone who understands the market, who can give personalised advice about the critical decisions that lie ahead, and, most importantly, someone who does not have an agenda.

That’s where your expert team in Barden comes in…


Need help achieving your ambitions?

Are you a part qualified accounting professional looking for help in achieving your ambitions? If so get in touch with our expert team today at hello@barden.ie. They’re ready with lots of CV, LinkedIn, interview and career advice, along with cutting edge market insights to help you achieve your ambitions.


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