Posts Tagged: Interview Tips

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 »

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 »

5 Best Ways to Stand Out in an Interview

If you want to land a new job, then standing out in a positive way during the interview process is a must. But many job seekers aren’t sure exactly what they need to do to make an ideal impression on the hiring manager. With that in mind, here are five of the best ways to… Read More »