The Missing Component of Calling

The Weight of Calling If you are like me, the thought of your calling has a tremendous weight to it. Do I know what my calling is? Am I walking in my calling? Did I miss my calling? If you are asking these questions you are in great company, and your heart is also leaning in the right direction. In …

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 …

Retired or Re-Fired?

During the past 70 years or so, the subject of retirement has gained ground rapidly in America due to health and economic advantages we are now afforded. People are living longer, and many are now able to retire for as many years as they have previously worked. In fact, one of the fastest growing populations segments in America are those …

Pursuing That First Job as A New College Graduate

You’re coming up on graduation from college. Congratulations!  It’s a great accomplishment to gain the tangible proof of all your hard work: a diploma. The hope is, all that hard work will land you a career where you’ll thrive, be fulfilled, and not the least of which… pay your bills! So, what’s the best way to FIND that job, and …

What Are Employers Looking For?

“I fit the qualifications listed in the job description almost EXACTLY, but I still got declined for an interview!”  “Wow, the recruiter and I hit it off so well!! Why didn’t I move forward in the process?” The interview with the hiring manager went great, but now I haven’t heard anything for two weeks!” If you are like many people …

Reconnect for Success

Maintaining your professional network is important in every season of your career. When things are really good it’s easy to forget how important it is to maintain them, and then we tend to react when things go south by calling on relationships we haven’t maintained. Avoid these pitfalls and make sure that in every season of your career you work at …