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The Accounting Rookie Job Market: A Practitioner’s Guide

Ethan Rouen ()
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Ethan Rouen: Harvard Business School, Accounting and Management Unit

No 18-008, Harvard Business School Working Papers from Harvard Business School

Abstract: This paper offers guidance and shares collective wisdom for accounting Ph.D. students who will be entering the academic job market. It is divided into two sections. The first offers subjective advice on the dissertation process - from choosing a topic to surviving the inevitable self-doubt - from my personal experience and the experiences of other former job candidates. The second section mostly focuses on factual components of the job market, providing details that will be useful to candidates before they begin the search. It concludes with subjective advice on how to make the job hunt more enjoyable. Both sections are organized chronologically and attempt to be comprehensive, beginning with choosing a dissertation topic and adviser, and concluding with the decision to accept an offer.

Pages: 20 pages
Date: 2017-07
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