Compensating for exam failure

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Victor Fernandes & Co. [South Africa]
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Failing an exam is an unwanted fact of life for many students. But if you should find yourself in that unenviable position, don’t panic. We reveal some of the alternative ways you can impress employers. Alex Miller reports.

The need for first time passes to remain desirable to employers is as important as ever in a tough and competitive economic climate. But in the event of an exam failure, it is not the end of the world as it is possible to compensate by gaining merit in a number of other ways.

It is worth remembering that often the exam marks are only relevant for an accountant’s first or second job outside of public practice and once you have picked up some genuine industry work experience, employers will increasingly look towards skills and understanding more than exam marks.

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