Not Sure If You Want the Job? Here’s How to Stall

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Getting a job offer is generally the anticipated outcome of a job search, but just because you were initially interested doesn’t mean that you’ll feel 100 percent confident in accepting it right away. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly, and most hiring managers would rather you be sure when you accept. Buy some… 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 »

Temp Team Makes History!

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MRA made company history last month!  Mark/Ryan’s Temporary Division celebrated hitting a long standing sales goal this past July.  Not only did they hit that goal, but they surpassed it and broke the record for the biggest sales month in MRA history for its division!  We never could have achieved this without the dedication and hard work… Read more »

Competing For A Cause

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MRA loves office competition! Competition in the office is a great way to drive placements, create motivation, and work as team! This particular competition, for many reasons, holds a special place in our hearts. Every year we participate in the annual golf outing benefitting Andrew J. Vitner and Andrew’s Army. Mark and Ryan both have… Read more »

Why You Should Offer Incentives to Your Temporary Employees

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Temporary employees may only be part of your team for the interim, but they aren’t second class employees. It’s understandable if it doesn’t occur to you to give them incentives (such as bonuses, time off, or small gifts) like your permanent employees. After all, most incentives are meant to improve performance and retention, but temps… Read more »

Lose the Twitch and Get Something Done

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When nerves strike, are you ready to curl up in the fetal position, or run around like a chicken with its head cut off? The most common responses to nerves are far from helpful, and simply make matters worse – which is a bummer since being nervous about something (like a job interview) means that… Read more »

3 Ways to Answer “Why Should We Hire You?”

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Polishing your resume, doing your homework, and showing up in your lucky interview outfit can’t help you if you can’t persuasively answer one basic question: “Why should we hire you?” Your main task during an interview is to show why you’re better than your competition. If you give a generic answer, it’s the equivalent of… Read more »

Celebrating 4 July Anniversaries at MRA!

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WE ARE CELEBRATING THE WORK ANNIVERSARIES OF 4 EMPLOYEES HERE AT MARK/RYAN! BELOW YOU WILL FIND THEIR ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: WHAT HAS YOUR EXPERIENCE BEEN LIKE WITH MARK/RYAN? WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT FOR YOU THUS FAR AT MARK/RYAN? CHRIS BAJGROWICZ, 5 YEARS, PARTNER/VICE PRESIDENT Chris Bajgrowicz LinkedIn I joined Mark/Ryan… Read more »

MRA promotes within! Congrats to our new Division Director!

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We’re taking on Chicago! New Division Director, new clients, more jobs!   We are excited to congratulate our Senior Recruiting Manager of 9 years, Adam Cahill, as he is now going to be headquartered in our new Chicago loop office, 1 North LaSalle, Suite #1560, where he will continue to grow our brand and our team!… Read more »

Mark/Ryan Expands Once Again!

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We are very pleased to announce the expansion of our Chicago office! Mark/Ryan Associates is happily growing our team and brand new office space in the heart of the financial district.   We expanded from our sole office in Schaumburg to an additional office downtown in February of 2013. Now, 2.5 years later, we are… Read more »