Top Tips:  Tip #1 – Don’t let your network forget!

As we enter into February, we are planning to share some of our Ministry Partner’s “Top Tips” for the unemployed or unfulfilled.  If you’re like many people who find themselves in one of those categories, you’ve probably learned there are a vast array of resources available to support you.  But, the unfortunate offset to “vast array of resources” is many …

Which way do I go? Get a Guide!

Have you ever visited a new city, state, or country and had the benefit of being led by a Guide?  I’ve enjoyed that benefit…and particularly when contrasted to my past self-exploration mistakes, the Guide not only saved me a significant amount of time, my experience with them increased my appreciation for the location I was visiting!   Getting Advice Your …

Think Strategic Partnerships in Your Job Search

A recently published article on Forbes.com highlighted advice and guidance from experienced LinkedIn career experts. One executive recruiter shared, “Always be connecting and networking 365 days a year—not solely when you are looking for a new job. Being curious about others will help you do this naturally.” And that wasn’t the only strong admonition that came from the article regarding …

Why I’m Grateful for Crossroads Career Services

In 2018 I was extended an invitation to serve on the Board of Directors for Crossroads Career Services. Although I was honored to receive the invitation, my initial response was, “I don’t have the time to do that.” You see, at the time, I had a full-time job, volunteered in my local church’s ministry, and served on a STEM Advisory …

A Career Roadmap

Growing up, some of my favorite memories were long family road trips where we piled into the station wagon, loaded up with snacks and headed out. It was always an adventure, and the journey was just as fun as arriving at our final destination. My Dad would map out our route. We’d have a plan, but I also recall the …

How To Write an Ineffective Resume

While the intent of a resume is to gain an interview, many of them are written in a way that doesn’t help that cause! If you’re determined to submit a resume that includes the most common problems, be sure to incorporate these…   Make the Reader Work to Understand your Role On average, a recruiter or hiring manager reviews a resume …

Marketing Yourself: Using LinkedIn to Partner with God in the Marketplace

LinkedIn is a vast universe of opportunity and has experienced rapid growth year over year since its launch in 2003. When I first began coaching professionals to use LinkedIn in 2013, there were 130 million people on the social media platform. As of today, there are over 850 million people in over 200 countries using LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a tremendous …

Marketing Yourself – Media

When you are seeking a new job or networking to enhance your opportunities, you should always put your best foot forward. One of the ways you can do this is through thinking through the elements of a: Complete Communication Package. Last week we talked about the elements of this package, which included identifying your Market, Message, and Media as you …

Remote Work – Building Relationships!

Matthew 7:12 tells us:  “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”   We often refer to this as the “Golden Rule” as we encourage people to treat others as they would like to be treated, and nothing could be a better truth to put into practice …