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20 August 2018
Over a third (38.5%) of accounting graduates admit that they have regrets about their degree choice. New research from CV-Library also found that more than half (53.8%) of accounting graduatesí current job isnít even related to their chosen subject matter.
The findings show that the majority (95.2%) of accounting graduates think that experience is more important than a degree for landing a job.
Accounting professionals then listed the reasons why they believe experience is more valuable:
* The majority (55%) said it gives you experience in a professional workplace.
* This was followed by 17.5% who believe it can equip you with useful skills.
* Others said it could make up for your lack of qualifications (15%), and help you to stand out from the competition (12.5%).
That all said the study also asked accounting professionals who didnít go to university if they would consider studying a degree. Almost half (44.8%) said they would like to gain one.
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