Posts Categorized: Career Tips

Handling a Difficult Coworker – Life Doesn’t Have to be Miserable

At some point in everyone’s career, they end up in a challenging situation that requires them to deal with a difficult coworker. Whether the person is overly negative or combative, doesn’t meet their deadlines, or is generally unreliable, it can make facing your workday a tall order. However, even if you are stuck with a… Read More »

Responding to Behavioral Interview Questions

Most hiring managers rely on behavioral interview questions to help them screen applicants. They give the interviewer insights into your personality, which can be important for determining cultural fit. Often, these inquiries focus on more than your skills and general work experience. Instead, they aim to dig deeper, providing valuable context regarding the reasoning behind… Read More »

How to Excel at Being a New Manager

Being promoted into a management role for the first time is exciting. However, it can also leave you with a lot of questions, particularly if you haven’t been responsible for leading a team before. Most new managers want to be successful right out of the gate, but that can seem as though it is easier… Read More »

Why Accepting Counteroffers Rarely Works Out

Has this happened to you? You’ve got a solid new job offer in your hand, and you head in to give your two weeks notice. Then, your manager presents you with a counteroffer in an effort to get you to stay, and you aren’t sure what to do. While receiving a counter offer seems like… Read More »

Tips to Advance in the Workplace and Move Ahead

Most workers aren’t in their dream job. Generally, they are moving their way up the ladder and are striving to get ahead. However, forward progress doesn’t always happen on its own. Sometimes, you have to take extra steps in order to advance in the workplace. If you are looking to move ahead, here are some… Read More »

Tips for Responding to Difficult Situations

Nearly everyone will encounter stressful situations during their career. Whether it involves being overtasked, caught between two managers, or being overlooked for promotions, challenges in the workplace can quickly lead to frustration. With that in mind, here are a few difficult situations you may encounter and tips on how to respond. Being the Go-To Person… Read More »

4 Tips for Establishing a Better Relationship With Your Recruiter

Many job seekers turn to recruiters to help them land their next position, relying on the recruiter’s experience and connection to help them gain access to coveted jobs. But, to be effective, this crucial relationship shouldn’t be left to fate, and being passive about fostering a connection isn’t an ideal approach. Instead, you should put… Read More »

It is Job Shadow Day at Career Options, Inc.!

Thank you to Nicole Gess who selected Career Options for her job shadow project! She is currently an Administrative Professional student at the Fox Valley Technical College. Here, Lori Eaton, is showing our mail room and postage process. Great luck, Nicole… you are bright, upbeat and professional! If you are looking to job shadow, here… Read More »