One of the biggest fears right now for students and recent grads is being able to find a decent job. Job opportunities drastically vary based on the economy. The projected job outlook for 2018-2028 was expected to be a relatively healthy 6%. However, now the numbers are expected to be altered even more due to COVID. Where do we stand today with employment growth and opportunities? The unknown might leave many employees and employers in fear. Kelly invites a master’s student, Ryan O’Keefe, who is currently interning in the tax and accounting field. Ryan shares an inside look at how things are currently operating during this unique time.
How Ryan Continues to Build His Career During The Pandemic
Ryan O’Keefe is studying for his master’s in tax and accounting and is also currently interning an eight-week contract with Rubin Brown. Ryan is living the experience of seeking new opportunity and building his career in tax and accounting, all the while the economy and career realm are unknown and constantly being altered. Tune into this week’s episode to hear what Ryan is currently experiencing, how he handles it and what his hopes and expectations are moving forward with his career.
Listen to Kelly and Ryan O’Keefe discuss Employment & Covid-Related Challenges, including:
- How Ryan Gravitated to Tax and Accounting
- Ryan’s College Experience
- Ryan’s Internship with Rubin Brown Las Vegas
- CPA Exams Affecting Hire
- Dealing with Anxiety of the Current Unknown Employment Opportunities
- Will School Uptick Due to Employment Pauses
- Relocating for Job Opportunities
- Pros and Cons of Virtual Learning and Zoom Conferences
- Networking and Staying Involved During Covid-19
- Pressure of Working During Pandemic as a New Employee
Kelly Phillips Erb created and hosts the Taxgirl podcast, your home for tax news, tax info, and tax policy. In each episode, she shares conversations about taxes, money, and the choices we make. Kelly is a tax attorney who works with taxpayers and tax practitioners like you every day. She helps folks out of tax jams, and hopefully, keeps others from getting into them.
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