Posts Tagged: employment

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 »

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 »

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 »

How to Excel Early in your Customer Service Career

We are often asked for ideas about how to learn, grow and advance in a role.  Today’s blog is about learning more about the Customer Service field and becoming invaluable!   Here are some quick ideas to help you move forward in your career: Find a mentor who is willing to offer ideas and suggestions… Read More »

The Keys to Improving Your Administrative Skills

If you want to be successful in an administrative role, strong communication skills are essential. Without them, you won’t be able to write effectively or convey your point properly when speaking, both of which can harm your overall performance. Luckily, improving your administrative skills doesn’t have to be challenging. If you want to enhance your… Read More »

Become a More Well-Rounded Leader by Focusing on These 5 Traits

Company leaders are typically overtasked, regularly being pulled in multiple directions. Not only are they responsible for guiding their teams, they also have to keep up with their own workloads and manage their personal lives too. Balancing the challenges and complexities is often a difficult task. However, it is possible to become a more effective… Read More »

Santa…Where Have All My Employees Gone?

“SANTA……….. WHERE HAVE ALL MY EMPLOYEES GONE?” By Lisa Powers If one reviews Santa’s hiring practices and employee retention, he seems to really know what he is doing. He has not lost a single reindeer to fly his sleigh in hundreds of years and his elves seem to come back year after year!  This is… Read More »

Shortage of Talent

It is no surprise of the shortage of talent most companies are facing.  Here is a good article from American Staffing Association. Most Difficult-to-Fill Occupations in Each Sector American Staffing Association Skills Gap Index has identified the hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S. for the second quarter of 2017. The two hardest-to-fill jobs in each staffing… Read More »