Posts Categorized: Career Tips

Half of Employed Adults Likely to Job Hunt Next Year

This article was just release by the American Staffing Association on 11.5.2019.  This is the time to job search! Nearly half of employed adults in the U.S. (48%) are likely to look for a new job in the next year, according to the results of the latest American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® survey conducted online… Read More »

Why the Current Job Market Give You More Negotiating Power

Why the Current Job Market Give You More Negotiating Power Right now, the WI unemployment rate is about 3.2% (To give you a reference, in 2010 it was about 9.3%.)  Most employees are currently working and companies are really struggling to fill open positions. Companies are offering higher wages, sign on bonuses, flexible schedules, and… Read More »

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »