Main reason I’m leaving PA is the hours. Are hours something I should discuss during an interview? I’ve only allowed my resume to be submitted because the recruiter said the hours were within my range. My gut says yes because I don’t want to get stuck working unacceptable hours, but I also realize it sounds lazy. I’m a hard worker, but I value my personal time.

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You'd be surprised how much information people volunteer. I asked an HR Director on an initial screening call and she said "oh it's great here! But, if we see people sending out emails at 1am, that reflects very well on them". I knew immediately that place sucked.

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I think it's important to work for people who do not expect you to work crazy hours. Be straightforward and communicate. Find a company that wants people who work a reasonable amount.

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Coincidentally I’m interviewing for an Accounting Manager position. Do you like your job and hours? I know the responsibilities can vary greatly, though.

I think the hours (work-life balance) is something that is fine to bring up. You could also do your research on the firm/company, and try to see whether or not a balance actually exists. This is a legitimate reason, and one of the main reasons why people are leaving public.

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Thanks everyone for the input. I was very upfront about the hours and it turned into a very candid conversation, which went well. Meeting the CEO Monday. Will update again once I know more.

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You want to be a good match for your new role and for the role to be a good match for you. Otherwise it will end up being a problem on both sides. Explain part of what you are looking for is increased balance and more regular hours.

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