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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 »

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 »