Your Resume Should Be A STAR!

Many people think that a resume needs to match up as closely as possible with the requirements to a posted job description. That is sensible to a certain degree, but I’ve seen people agonize over word-smithing their resume to match up to that job description while missing the most important purpose a resume provides: allowing a hiring manager to see …

Preparing to Ace a Video Interview

Video interviews are becoming increasingly common. Between changing technology and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, chances are high that your next interview may be conducted online instead of in person. In many ways, preparing for a video interview is exactly like getting ready for an in-person interview. You’ll still want to think of some questions and answers beforehand, prepare …

Interviews & Money

As we continue our monthly series on Interview topics, we’re pleased to share with you a new video with some thoughts from our Crossroads Career founder, Brian Ray. Scripture tells us in Luke 10:7 “for the worker deserves his wages.” As you’ll hear Brian outline, there’s a time and place to bring up what you think you are worth and …

Questions for Interviewers

The candidates who have impressed me the most are those who come prepared with good questions, and those who seem to be most interested in the company…and me. The candidates who fail to make much of an impression rarely have good questions. In addition to impressing an interviewer, I believe you owe it to yourself to find out as much …

Hiring Discrimination Is Illegal – SO WHAT?!?

Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Genesis 1:28 “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” In the hiring …

How Will I Get Through This?!

The current unemployment headlines and statistics are staggering. Here are just a few: “Decade of job gains erased in April! Unemployment soars to 14.7% as lockdowns throw 20.5 million out of work in one month.” (Wall Street Journal, 5/8/20) “The real unemployment rate, which includes people who are not looking for work or are underemployed, already stands at 22.8%, according …

Get Noticed. Get Hired. Here’s How.

Much has been written about the hiring process taking longer than ever. It’s not unusual to see qualified, smart people unemployed for many months. The purpose of this article isn’t to lament issues created by Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), or broken recruiting processes, it’s to teach you to smash those barriers to bits. Engage with the company you’re targeting. Here’s how. …