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Is It OK to Quit Without Saying Why?

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No matter how badly you want to leave a job, it’s essential for your professional reputation to try to quit as gracefully as possible when the time finally comes to move on. Even if you have no intention of wanting to work there again in the future, you never know when you’ll need a reference… Read more »

How to Know Your Accountant Employees Are Miserable

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Unhappy employees are unlikely to ever reach out to you and let you know how dissatisfied they are before it is too late. However, if you’re paying attention, they generally exhibit changes in behavior. Prevent losing top talent and having your business suffer by looking out for the signs that your accounting employees are miserable…. Read more »

Mark/Ryan Associates Now Offers IT Staffing Solutions

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Today, Mark/Ryan Associates, specializing in Accounting, Financial and IT services staffing and recruitment, is pleased to announce that Bob Kinton has joined the firm as Vice President, IT Staffing Solutions. Kinton comes to Mark Ryan Associates with 27 years’ experience as an IT leader, both in corporate roles and consulting roles. He has held many… Read more »

Someone Quit On You? Think “Temp”

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When a full-time employee puts in their notice, especially if you are completely blindsided by the news, you may have very real concerns about how to handle their workload until you can find a replacement. Temporary employees can be the solution to help you make it through the transition seamlessly without productivity suffering or causing… Read more »

Should You Take a Job You Don’t Want?

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Sometimes job searching leads you to apply for opportunities that don’t exactly thrill you, but for which you’re qualified. If you end up getting an offer for a job you don’t want, you may feel conflicted: Do you hold out for the possibility of “dream job” or go ahead and take the offer that’s actually… Read more »

4 Signs You’re at the Wrong Job and Need a New One

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Most jobs have their bad days that make employees dream of escaping the grind, but there is a difference between the normal grievances of the average workplace and truly feeling bored or disliking your job. If you’re wondering if the feelings will pass or if it’s a sign of bad fit, check out these four… Read more »

3 Reasons a Temporary Hire Might Not Work Out

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Hiring temporary employees has many advantages: They can help fill in during unexpected absences or sudden influxes in demand, and you only have to hire them for as little or long as you need them. Just like with any position, not all temporary employees will work out. Learn about the top reasons a temporary hire… Read more »

What to Say to Candidates You Don’t Hire

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For every candidate you offer happy news to, there are significantly more who will not make the cut. Candidates who are seriously considered are owed a more personal rejection than an automatically generated template. Although it may be awkward, it’s more professionally courteous. Plus, if candidates have a poor experience, they may tell others and… Read more »

How to Spice Up Your Temporary Accounting Job Listings

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Writing job listings isn’t likely to be at the top of your list of enjoyable professional tasks – which may explain why so many hiring managers treat it as a formality and reuse the same templates. Tired, boring and unclear job listings aren’t going to attract the attention of top talent. Spice up your temporary… Read more »

How to Self-Assess Before an Interview

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When a hiring manager invites you to come for an interview, it means you’re seriously being considered for the position. Getting deeper into the hiring process also means that hiring managers will be evaluating your qualifications and personality traits much more closely. Don’t blow a promising opportunity because you didn’t ensure all your bases were… Read more »