When You’re Facing a Layoff

This has been my first year in charge of the Crossroads Career blog and I hope if you’ve been reading for a while you’ve felt our boards desire to reach you where you’re at in these difficult times. We don’t just pray for you and seek to give sound advice. Many of us are have been or are right there …

Work/Life Balance

Welcome to the month of June.  Halfway through May in the middle of a pandemic I thought – this year is going horribly slow because of the Corona Virus lockdown.  Suddenly though, it’s summer.  New Years feels like yesterday and somehow schools are getting out and the temperatures are rising as we approach the middle of the year.  Can you …

Suddenly Laid Off and Jobless

Even before the economy began to suffer from the effects of the COVID-19 virus and the ensuing lockdowns and quarantines, many people face layoffs or unemployment each year. But in the first half of 2020, the number of unemployed people has skyrocketed. News reports like the following are increasingly common:  “3.28 million people filed for unemployment insurance last week – …

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 …

When You Find Yourself Without Work

The number of people in the US currently without work is staggering.  Laid off, furloughed, let go, or temporarily on hold; you’ve found yourself suddenly with an abundance of time and possibly feeling overwhelmed figuring out how you will spend it.  You’re not alone.  Last year I was without work for three months.  It was the first time since I …

3 Things to Consider Before Transitioning Careers

The mental struggle that accompanies career change decisions can be harder than actually making the change. I’m not here to tell you to jump ship and follow your star (though, that’s what I did). What I’d like to offer are important things to consider if you’re feeling an urge to make a change. And if you are, you’re not alone. …

A New Year

Happy New Year!  As we begin 2020, you will notice changes here on the Crossroads Career blog.  Members of our Board of Directors run this blog and in 2019, James did an incredible job of providing content as well as an unbeatable lineup of webinars.  We are excited to continue to provide useful blog content and new webinars this year. …

Face the Fear of What Lies Ahead

Twelve years ago, I was standing on a ropes course wooden platform 60 feet up hooked to a zip line – hesitating. Then I heard a friend’s voice behind me:  “Jump now. It’s not better later.” He was right. I jumped. You can too. As you consider crossroads in your career, you may be hesitating. Why? Global employment changes have …