Plan, Pray & Reflect

As we finish up our month on starting a new job off right, I want to finish with a practice I think is wise to incorporate with any career or life change: plan and reflect. There is so much value in planning both for logistical success and for mental health. This will reduce anxiety and stress as well as make …

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 …

Establish Good Habits & Get Organized

New jobs are a fresh start in many ways.  I highly recommend that you use your fresh start to take a hard look at your habits and organization to make small, but impactful improvements.  The beginning of a new job is a great time to revisit things from how much you’ll save for retirement to tweaking your morning routine for …

Be a Friend or Befriend?

When you start a new job there’s a temptation to befriend everyone.  The first couple weeks at a new job you’ll be asking for help, learning from seasoned employees, etc., and the temptation to want to “fit in” and be liked will be strong.  Here’s my caution: always be friendly but be careful who you befriend.  It’s important to treat …

New Job, Now What?

At Crossroads we have always focused primarily on helping people find the right job.  Our desire, though, is that all people are living in their purpose, honoring God in their work, and finding fulfillment.  So if you’ve walked through your job seeking season and the Lord has provided you the right opportunity, we want to help you shine!  You found …

Don’t Miss the Opportunity!

The New Year is a great time to assess your current situation and plan for the future. With that usually comes reflections and resolutions, and as you all probably have seen with the Great Resignation, many people have chosen to leave their positions. Many aspects affect those decisions, and for the rest of January, we’re going to be talking about …

Happy New Year!

As we close 2021 and begin 2022 I want to start by saying thank you for your continued support and interaction with us at Crossroads Career.  We have so much to be grateful for including meeting in person once again with our Atlanta conference this year.  It was so nice to see some of you face-to-face after several years without …

The Gift of Community

The Crossroads Board Retreat and National Conference came at a strange time for me. It was sandwiched in-between other travel, in the middle of my busiest time of year both personally and professionally, and I found that as I hopped on the plane I didn’t feel ‘prepared.’ If you’re like me, you always have these really ambitious ideas before retreats, …

Who’s Your Kitchen Table Job Search Club?

Searching for a job is exhausting work whether you’re currently employed or unemployed. I’ve done both in the past couple years, but I remember being shocked at how tiring looking for a job was even when I didn’t have other work. When I quit my job a few years ago and spent three months unemployed and searching for my next opportunity, …