Remote Work – Is it Right For You?

Here we are…just over two years after Covid-19 changed the face of the workplace forever.  Companies that hadn’t ever explored remote work suddenly were forced into the situation of figuring something out or close their doors.   Most figured something out.  Companies that had pushed off remote work considerations as too difficult also came to realize that it wasn’t because …

Are you the right fit? Network!

Few words are as dreaded in the job transition world as “networking!”  Over the years, when I’ve talked about this process (highlighted in Step #4, Search, in our Crossroads Career workbook entitled, “You Are Created for Good Works”), many people actually have a visceral physical reaction to their perception of reaching out to complete strangers and trying to have a conversation that …

Are you the right fit? Check out others’ views!

As we’ve offered in the previous two blogs about finding the “right” workplace cultural fit for you, we have identified eight clues to assist you in increasing your odds by doing the necessary discovery work to find out more about the organization you’ve targeted.   Clue #3 – Check out others’ views! As with many areas of life, we can …

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 …

5 Ways to Get Help in Your Job Search

The worst way to approach a job search is to be isolated and unsupported. God made us to be in community from the very beginning. That’s why he created Eve to live with Adam in the Garden of Eden, saying “It’s not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18). The believers in the early church “were together and …

Your Family During Career Transition

Your Family The mention of the family always evokes emotion. For me, spending time with my family unit is the closest thing I will get heaven here on earth. I thank the Lord for my loving and kind wife, children, parents, and siblings. In my wife, I have found a great partner from God. In my children, I have found …

What’s Volunteering Got To Do With My Job Search?

I often see job seekers failing to represent themselves in their resumes (and thus, of course, in their interviews) in ways that best represents their skills, abilities, values, interest, and experiences. Almost every time when I probe a bit deeper in an exploratory conversation, usually through our Crossroads Career Step 3 – Aptitude, I find hidden nuggets that employers would value. …

Entrepreneurship: Is It for You?

More people are turning to self-employment to achieve their financial and career goals. Following are some interesting statistics: Why are so many people choosing to work for themselves? Many reasons can drive this decision. Some people don’t feel fulfilled, or content, employed by someone else. Others are tired of job hunting with no offers. Many job seekers believe they are …

What Are My Options?

I cannot begin to tell you the number of times that I’ve heard this plea from a job seeker, “I just want a job that is stable, steady, and has a low level of stress.”  Or, “I’d like to find a job where I can spend the next few years not worried about whether the company will change things.”  Whew!  In today’s world, I …