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Richard Alaniz's guest article this week on legal issues relating to companies that only want to consider job candidates who are currently employed raises some interesting issues for accountants. Many businesses and individuals view their accountants as general advisors, not just number crunchers. As advisors to business that might be hiring, accountants can help decision-makers create job descriptions that will attract the candidates with the most appropriate experience. As advisors to individuals who are seeking jobs, accountants are uniquely qualified to help individuals craft descriptions of their job experiences that will align with business needs of potential employers in this difficult economy. Take this opportunity to reach out to your clients and remind them that a consultation with their accountant will be a beneficial part of any employment changes they are contemplating.

Gail Perry, CPA
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