Job Hunting + AUD Rescheduled


Tana is a weekly Another71 Facebook blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam.

I rescheduled my AUD test today. I decided to study for it over the December holiday break. This was an extremely difficult decision for me, but I felt it was the right thing to do.

Even with quitting my job, my grades have been below my standard of what is acceptable (I know that a C is passing, but it is not acceptable in my book). So I am going to use the time I was studying for the CPA exam to study for my classes.

I need to meet the educational requirements as well, so why not just concentrate on that at this point is what my thinking is.

I also have been really down about the job hunt for a public accounting position. I have interviewed with three of the Big Four (with two office visits), as well interviewed with four local/regional companies over the last year and have not gotten a single offer.

That rejection has decreased my excitement in studying for the CPA exam. I feel like the last 2 years of studying my rump off, keeping up an overall GPA of 3.45, working 30 – 60 hours a week and giving up time with my family was for nothing.

Not only have I been disheartened by the lack of interest from employers, but I found out that my husband is deploying the weekend after I have scheduled the CPA test. He has been very supportive of my pursuit of a degree and passing the CPA exam, but I don’t want to look back and say that I should have spent some time with him, but was too busy.

This is a reflective time that I have to think do I want my headstone to say “passed the CPA,” or “devoted wife?” I would like it to day both, but apparently this time in my life is all about prioritizing. So, I decided to put off the CPA exam until after he is gone, my exams are over and I can just concentrate just on studying for the CPA Exam.

I am actually thinking about studying for 2 parts in three weeks, AUD and REG. I think I can do it if that is all I do for 8 hours a day for 3 weeks. We shall see.