Prior to building TaxConnections, I was an internationally recognized tax headhunter to multinational corporations, law firms and public accounting firms. TaxConnections was built to generate connections for tax graduates by giving them a niche tax platform to be seen and heard. All tax graduates must have an online public relations strategy. TaxConnections provides a platform to be more visible to the people searching for tax expertise online. Whether you are a new tax graduate or an experienced tax professional, you must make it easy for people to find you online. Your visibility will determine your success.
Last year there was quite a media storm about colleges and universities churning out students who had no access to jobs after graduation. While reading these media stories, I knew they had it wrong blaming the universities for creating more students than jobs. As an expert in the field of tax search, I have listened to hiring authorities for years ask me this very same question hundreds of times. How do I find entry level tax staff? Where are the new tax graduates? How do I find new staff for my tax department? Knowing students are searching for tax jobs and tax organizations are searching for entry level tax graduates, the problem is clearly lack of connectivity between buyers and sellers of tax expertise. We provide an ideal solution with improved connectivity at TaxConnections. Tax graduates now have access to a site that offers improved connectivity to those decision-makers searching for new tax graduates. As the new tax graduate positions themselves to be more visible to tax hiring authorities, then their opportunities for job success will increase.
We also developed a Tax Library feature for graduates to post articles or papers they have written. One of the most requested documents from a hiring manager to a tax graduate is a writing sample so make certain you have one or two attached to your profile page. Post your writing samples because it draws more hiring managers into taking an interest in you. It is hugely advantageous to have writing samples available as it is important to hiring managers. Post a photo and video to your profile because it helps the hiring manager become more familiar with you. Developing an online promotional strategy that enables people to find you easily is by far the smartest move you will ever make in your tax career.
If you would like to learn more, tax graduates are welcome to request a complimentary copy of my eBook. Send me a message through my TaxConnections profile with your full name and email address.