Posts Tagged: Managing Your Career

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 »

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 »

Why Accepting Counteroffers Rarely Works Out

Has this happened to you? You’ve got a solid new job offer in your hand, and you head in to give your two weeks notice. Then, your manager presents you with a counteroffer in an effort to get you to stay, and you aren’t sure what to do. While receiving a counter offer seems like… Read More »

Tips for Responding to Difficult Situations

Nearly everyone will encounter stressful situations during their career. Whether it involves being overtasked, caught between two managers, or being overlooked for promotions, challenges in the workplace can quickly lead to frustration. With that in mind, here are a few difficult situations you may encounter and tips on how to respond. Being the Go-To Person… Read More »