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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 »

Offering Special Company Perks – What Are You Looking For?

As the economy picks up, more companies have been trying to come up with unique perks to attract and retain employees.  Smaller companies do not have a large budget, so they have to try to be creative, while larger firms often have more resources.  Businesses are realizing that employees want work/life balance and if they are… Read More »

Job Recovery Reaches Plateau

I read an interesting article this Monday morning, “Jobs Recovery Reaches Plateau, Posing a Challenge for Forecasters” By Eric Morath and Jeffrey Sparshott. Both Eric and Jeff offer some key points on reaching a plateau.  Some may feel this is a concerning sign, while others feel it is a more typical result from a steady increase in the economy… Read More »

Demand for Employees is High

I was reading an article today by Lucia Mutikani which talks quite a bit about the demand for employees.  Right now, companies are having difficulty finding employees in almost every sector and it is impeding their ability to produce product, service their customers or expand. Here are some excerpts from the article, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-jobs-idUSKCN11D1UX U.S. job… Read More »

Ensuring New Employee Success with Effective Orientations

As the economy continues to pick up, more and more companies will be hiring.  While this is exciting news, some companies will be ill-prepared for the onboarding process.  The result? An unhappy or unmotivated new employee who becomes disengaged quickly.  Being in the staffing industry for twenty years, we have received feedback from many candidates that… Read More »

Suggestions for Starting your New Job

We often talk about ideas for resume writing, interview tips, or negotiating a new position.  However, I read a very good article today by Mike Profita which offers 20 tips for when you start a new job.  These are practical and straight forward and most can be used for a variety of jobs, whether you are in shipping/receiving,… Read More »

Leaving a WOW Impression When You Interview

After being part of the staffing industry for 20 years, I have interviewed many candidates.  Because our firm fills positions in office, professional, skilled and industrial areas, I have met a variety of different people.  Each week, it is a great feeling when a “wow” candidate comes through the door and has a very good… Read More »