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Networking Tips to Help You Succeed

I have been asked by quite a few people in the last year about networking and if I could provide some general suggestions to help them succeed.  Networking can cause anxiousness because people often don’t know where to start.  Others don’t feel comfortable going to events or striking up conversations with strangers.  Here are some… Read More »

Behavioral Interview Questions

Often, Career Options’ candidates ask about behavioral interview questions and whatis the purpose compared to traditional questions.   Behavioral questions go outside the traditional questions that have been asked. In the past, many employers would ask about duties, goals and accomplishments.  A lot of these were asking to relate factual information and job history.  However,… Read More »

Exit Planning…. It is Not What You Think

A big thank you to Jayne McQuillan, President of Journey Consulting, for a fabulous seminar “Exit Planning…. It is Not What You Think!” We also thank Beth Manning, consultant, for joining. Wow… nearly 60% of surveyed WI businesses are owned by Boomers and 46% indicated they plan to transition their business within 5 years or… Read More »

How to Excel Early in your Customer Service Career

We are often asked for ideas about how to learn, grow and advance in a role.  Today’s blog is about learning more about the Customer Service field and becoming invaluable!   Here are some quick ideas to help you move forward in your career: Find a mentor who is willing to offer ideas and suggestions… Read More »

Complimentary Seminars for HR, Owners, and Management Staff (February and March 2019)

As a way to continue to offer“ rewarding and unique” services, Career Options now has 3 NEW complimentary, 1-1 ½ hour seminars in February and March 2019. (There is no obligation, just a chance to share ideas, learn new strategies, network, and enjoy a light continental breakfast). All seminars will be held at PAMCO Executive… Read More »

The Keys to Improving Your Administrative Skills

If you want to be successful in an administrative role, strong communication skills are essential. Without them, you won’t be able to write effectively or convey your point properly when speaking, both of which can harm your overall performance. Luckily, improving your administrative skills doesn’t have to be challenging. If you want to enhance your… Read More »

Retain Top Talent With These 3 Helpful Tips

Once you bring in a great new hire, keeping them for the long term is the goal. After all, by retaining your best and brightest, you can ensure the team is productive and the company thrives, increasing overall profitability. Plus, it allows you to avoid recruitment, onboarding, and training costs that usually come along with… Read More »