I have recently turned 22 (M) and from the UK, I have finished my AAT Qualifications but not yet MAAT and my Computerised Accounting Qualifications.
I had completed my AAT in 2013 but I have still not managed to land a job in the accountancy sector, I did work voluntarily in a practice for a few months. After frustrating attempts to get an accountancy job I started the Computerised Accounting course to keep the dream alive as a lot of the reasons I was not being offered even an interview was because I did not have enough experience or I was over-qualified.
This course was me basically willing to start lower than my qualification and work my way up, after the course was completed I landed a job in a credit control team for a major car rental company in the UK & Europe. However it looks like this job role has a very short ceiling and I believe I personally can achieve better than this.
This is where I came to this website as when I was still studying and could not find a job in the sector, I can recollect my tutor saying "If no one is hiring you, go and find your own clients". Is this possible? I do have a good memory of what I have learned from both my qualifications so can this be done? has it been done with just an AAT qualification?
I believe that I have the ability and nous to do this but I do not know where to start, I am willing to work evenings and weekends around my current job (Looking forward to it in fact) to get this up and running. I have worked with customers on a daily basis from when I was 16 from various jobs to know that I am a "people person" which can go a long way to attracting clients and keeping great customer relationships. I am not worried about how much I will be earning from this at the start and I even have some start-up funds available to at least get the ball rolling.
I would like to hear what the rest of the community think about this and any advice will be helpful.