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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …