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Marketing Essentials – Your Target Audience

Thank you to Lisa Piikkila of Coalesce Marketing & Design for presenting on “Your Target Audience.”  Career Options has hosted more than 50 seminars in the past 15 years and Lisa did an excellent job!  Congrats to Sherri Dessell and Patricia Vande Voort as well, both who won $25.00 lunch gift certificates 🙂 Here are… Read More »

Thank You Notes… Do You Really Need to Send One After An Interview?

Is writing a thank you note even necessary after an interview? Which is the best way to communicate? When should I send the follow up? I have received many questions  regarding interview thank you’s so I wanted to offer a few tips. YES… thank you notes should still be written!  Some of my clients mention that very… Read More »

Managing and Resolving Conflict in the Workplace

Thank you to Trisha Huizenga of Facilitate, LLC who presented for Career Options today! Her topic was “Managing Conflict and Using Meditation as a Business Problem Solving Tool”.  She received excellent reviews from the attendees so I wanted to share some of her key points that were followed up with a group discussion:   What… Read More »

5 Things to Consider Financially Before a Job Transition

Career Options has interviewed hundreds of candidates over the years and many have gone through job transitions. This can be a scary and nerve racking time, yet also exciting. There are many things to consider and Becky Becky June Starlyn Vogt, BBA of Northwestern Mutual has some great points to consider. Please take a minute… Read More »

Five Steps to Protect Your Business and Avoid Litigation (Part 2)

Thank you to Epiphany Law for presenting a fantastic seminar on “Five Steps to Protect Your Business and Avoid Litigation”.  I wanted to share some excellent reminders that Heather Macklin discussed:   Communication Communication is one of the primary things you can do to avoid disputes with clients, employees, and competitors. Remember not to over… Read More »

5 Easy and Necessary Steps to Help Prevent and Protect Against Future Litigation

A great big shout out to Heather Macklin of Epiphany Law, LLC who did a fabulous presentation for Career Options. She discussed “5 Easy and Necessary Steps to Help Prevent and Protect Against Future Litigation.” Our attendees rated it excellent and found it very informative and engaging! Also, congrats to Lisa Herrmann of Bemis and… Read More »

Staffing Industry Reports Filling Jobs is Difficult for Majority of Firms

Staffing Industry, May 8th, 2019 A majority of companies reported difficulty filling open positions in the past six months, and about half are raising wages to attract workers, according to the “Spring 2019 Semiannual Economic Forecast” released today by the Institute for Supply Management. However, manufacturing firms are reporting slightly more difficulty finding workers than… Read More »

5 Easy and Necessary Steps to Help Prevent and Protect Against Future Litigation

Greetings! If you haven’t confirmed your spot for this complimentary seminar, please do so by May 9th.  It is hosted by Career Options. 5 Easy and Necessary Steps to Help Prevent and Protect Against Future Litigation Time/Date: Tuesday, May 14th, from 8:00am – 9:00am Presenter: Heather Macklin of Epiphany Law, LLC  Summary: Companies are in… Read More »

Leadership Seminar Series

Leadership Seminar Series – Taking Your Company to the NEXT Level. Career Options is Offering “Complimentary” Seminars for HR, Management and Owners for May and June 2019! As a way to continue to offer “rewarding and unique” services, Career Options now has THREE NEW complimentary,  1-1 ½ hour seminars.  (There is no obligation, just a… Read More »