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4 Tips to Tackle Hard Interview Questions Head On

4 Tips to Tackle Hard Interview Questions Head On Interviewing…. Just mentioning that to some people can cause anxiety or apprehension. Even though I have been with Career Options staffing firm for more than 15 years, I remember an odd interview question that I received while searching for a teaching job. “Lisa, if you could… Read More »

Expert Strategies – Making a Stress Free Career Transition

Greetings! If you or anyone you know, anticipates changing jobs in the next year, this informal seminar/Q & A format is perfect!  Join us from 5:30pm-6:30pm on October 23rd. Be sure to RSVP to president@career-options.com this week as seating is limited 🙂 Here is a link to the invite below: Expert Strategies – Career Transitions

Free Counseling Session for Athletes, Coaches & Families Sept. 13

I wanted to share this heartfelt post today from Lisa Van Wyk and Jayne at Wisconsin Blaze. If you feel anyone in the community could use a free 20 minute counseling session, contact them today. They still have some slots open TODAY so please see below. Best wishes…. Lisa Powers/Career Options ——— Good afternoon! At… Read More »

Giving Notice Without Burning Bridges

Many candidates are interviewing for new positions these days and have an influx of emotions. Nervousness, doubt, confidence and enthusiasm often play a role as a person prepares for the initial meeting. And sometimes, all feelings seem to occur at the same time. However, what happens when the role is offered and accepted? As the… Read More »

New Opening – Supply and Logistics Specialist

We have an exciting opening for you!   Growing company in Greenville is seeking a DIRECT HIRE Supply and Logistics Assistant! This family owned company has been providing service to the Fox Valley and surrounding areas for 50+ years.   They are proud to conduct business based on a firm foundation of honesty, integrity, family values,… Read More »

5 Quick Tips to Recruit Top Talent for your Organization

Truly understand the key components and expectations of your job opening.  Roll up your sleeves and interview top management or ask to job shadow for a few hours to get a better understanding of the challenges and what is needed to be successful in the position. Ask behavioral types of questions and continue with follow… Read More »

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 »