Are you the right fit? Network!

Few words are as dreaded in the job transition world as “networking!”  Over the years, when I’ve talked about this process (highlighted in Step #4, Search, in our Crossroads Career workbook entitled, “You Are Created for Good Works”), many people actually have a visceral physical reaction to their perception of reaching out to complete strangers and trying to have a conversation that …

Are you the right fit? Check out others’ views!

As we’ve offered in the previous two blogs about finding the “right” workplace cultural fit for you, we have identified eight clues to assist you in increasing your odds by doing the necessary discovery work to find out more about the organization you’ve targeted.   Clue #3 – Check out others’ views! As with many areas of life, we can …

Are You the Right Fit? Look at the Core!

As we introduced last week, we are delving deeper into the topic of corporate culture and how to determine if you’re the right fit for the organization you’re pursuing. The eight clues we’re proposing are by no means a silver bullet to ensure everything works out, but we believe that if you follow through with these 8 clues, your odds …

Why Do You Get Up in the Morning?

In my corporate career, I worked for two very large organizations: Arthur Andersen and UnitedHealth Group. With the intent of an organizational construct, we found it important to align our people around the purpose of “why” we are here. We spent a great deal of time working to make our mission and values come alive and to be reflected in …

Who Are You Really?

In our new Crossroads Career workbook entitled “Hear God Calling You,” we guide you through a framework designed to enable you to articulate your own Who, What, Where, When, Why and How. We believe that God created each of us uniquely, and if we can know ourselves more deeply and clearly, through His lens, we can be His disciples more …

Why Are You Leaving Your Job?

Sometimes you’re just ready to move on from your current role or company into something new! Whether it’s the company culture, team dynamics, compensation, supervisor, nature of work, or a combination of these; you are just feeling like you need to switch things up a bit and get into something fresh. Any or all of these rationales are fine, but …

Back To Work? Navigating a Gap in Employment

Returning to work after having been out of the workforce for a period of time can be daunting. Whether it’s been due to taking time off to care for children, elderly parents, an extended illness, or perhaps the job search has taken longer than expected, gaps in employment will trigger questions that employers will want answered. “Please explain the gap …