What A Year It’s Been

Job transition is very personal life event.  While we may like to try to compartmentalize it, to “balance” it out with other aspects of life, or to just “power through” it, the ever-present need for a job stays with us.  Yet job transition doesn’t need to consume us.  It’s incredibly important, for many reasons, but to keep a holistic perspective isn’t just healthy, …

Networking: Don’t Just Rely on the Stats

There’s a reason the adage, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” exists…because it’s absolutely true!  To further reinforce this adage, in the movie “Jerry Maguire”, Dicky Fox (Jerry Maguire’s boss) states, “This business is all about personal relationships!” The stats bear out these quotes when it comes to a job search.  “Today, some estimates suggest that up to 70% of …

More Blessed to Give Than to Receive?

The foundation of our Crossroads Career approach is based on love:  loving God completely, loving ourselves correctly, and loving others compassionately.  Literally every step of our Crossroads Career process stems from one of those cornerstones. Today I’d like to go a bit deeper into how we can love others compassionately, and the avenue I’m taking is yet another Biblical paradox found …

Personal Core Values

Have you ever heard this sentence: “We liked you a lot, but we just don’t think you’re the right fit for our company.”   Odds are high that the recruiter / hiring manager making that statement is referring to their view of how well you might fit within their company culture.  While many times this reason may be a catch …

First Job? Worst Job? Best Job?

Helping people explore their aptitudes is one of my favorite steps within the Crossroads Career methodology.  Almost every time I’m facilitating or coaching someone, I get to see people discover insights as they realize more clearly who God made them to be. Psalms 139:13-14 states, “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise You because …

5 Ways To Improve Your Job Search With Glassdoor

This month’s blog series is focusing on websites you can use as resources during a job search.  Today’s featured website (and mobile app) is Glassdoor. According to their website, “Unlike other job sites, all of this information is shared by those who know a company best — the employees.” They get their information by gathering anonymous data from current or …

Is Your Resume Distinctive?

Picture this: You are the job candidate, and you’ve just entered my office. I am the hiring manager. As you came in, you noticed other people sitting in reception waiting to see someone. Based on their dress, demeanor, and some anxious looks, you’ve deduced that they are potentially competitors…other job candidates. As it turns out, you are correct – and …

Resume Review Exercise

Have you ever gotten so sick of looking at your resume, put it down, and then in a week you see something that you can’t understand why you didn’t see earlier? Or maybe you shared it with your spouse or friend, and within 5 seconds they spot a typo or grammatical mistake? For years, many of us at Crossroads Career …

Exercise: The One Page Resume

Exodus 31:2-5 “‘See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills – to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set sones, to work …

When Bad Becomes Good: Finding Meaning in the “Negative’ Events

We continue to see stories regarding the fallout caused by COVID-19. Children are out of school. Patrons are forgoing restaurants and are flooding grocery stores. Toilet paper is bought at alarming rates. Millions have been ordered to shelter-in-place. Despite so much uncertainty and with lives indefinitely upended, people and communities have been coming together to support one another. There are …