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CFE’s Guide to a Successful Anti-Fraud Career

So, you have, or are working towards, earning your Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential. Congratulations! Earning your CFE is a great segue to securing a plethora of jobs in the fraud fighting field, giving you a boost on your resume and skills to apply towards your job search. You are probably wondering how to make the most out of it and find the right job in the field. So, where do you start? 

That is where the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) comes in. The ACFE is not only here to help you attain your CFE credential, but to help you utilize it to its fullest potential. From improving your skills to finding the perfect job fit, the ACFE has your back every step of the way.

ACFE Job Board

Navigating generic job boards can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack, especially for those entrenched in the field of fraud examination. Recognizing this challenge, the ACFE provides a specialized job board tailored exclusively for aspiring and seasoned fraud fighters alike. The ACFE Job Board will help by connecting you with employers seeking individuals with your unique skill set and expertise. 

Explore Career Paths

With a myriad of career trajectories within the fraud examination domain, it is understandable to feel overwhelmed or uncertain about which path to pursue. The ACFE offers a comprehensive platform to explore various career avenues, empowering you with insights and information to make informed decisions about your professional journey. Whether you are intrigued by accounting, auditing, governance, risk management and compliance, or investigations, the ACFE has curated resources to guide your exploration. 

Career Stages

Whether you are just entering into the world of fraud examination or contemplating a mid-career transition, the ACFE’s “Career Stages” page is your compass in navigating the evolving landscape of professional growth. From entry-level insights to seasoned veteran perspectives, this resource hub offers guidance to address your specific challenges and aspirations. If you are seeking entry-level positions, aiming for leadership roles or contemplating entrepreneurship, the ACFE equips you with the tools and knowledge to thrive at every stage of your career journey.

Ask the Experts

Inquisitive minds often crave guidance from seasoned professionals, yet finding accessible experts within the fraud fighting community can be a challenge. That is where the ACFE’s “Ask the Experts” page comes in, a virtual forum where you can ask questions and receive invaluable insights from industry experts. This is a great ACFE resource to utilize for soliciting employment advice when you are just starting out, looking to make a career change or wanting to climb up the professional ladder.

Obtaining your CFE credential is not just a milestone; it is the start of an exciting journey in the fraud-fighting world. With the ACFE’s support and resources, you will be well-equipped to find your dream job and make a real difference in the fight against fraud. 

SOURCE: ACFE Insights – A Publication of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

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