What A Year It’s Been

Job transition is very personal life event.  While we may like to try to compartmentalize it, to “balance” it out with other aspects of life, or to just “power through” it, the ever-present need for a job stays with us.  Yet job transition doesn’t need to consume us.  It’s incredibly important, for many reasons, but to keep a holistic perspective isn’t just healthy, …

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 …

7 Steps to Career Transition

I meet a lot of people that don’t feel passion for what they do, aren’t challenged, want to do work that serves a greater purpose, or feels a strong pull to a particular calling.

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. …

Money Talks

  Money, money, money- MONEY!  Everyone likes to have money, but many people feel awkward when it comes to the salary of a new job.  As a job seeker prepares for an interview, money is an area that needs to be thought through before you get there. Well a few good points from our Crossroads Career Workbook in Step 6 …

You Landed the Job – Now What?

  You may not want to hear this while you are still in a job search or once you land your new job, but your new job is probably not your last. The average being quoted for the number of jobs a person will have in a lifetime these days is 12 and the number of careers is 4 in …

How do you hook the great-for-you job you find online?

Here’s what you don’t do Immediately click ‘Apply.’ Fill out the form. Attach or paste your resume. Then you wait, and wait, and wait, and… well, you get the idea. Instead, try these 3 job-landing tips: #1 Do your homework Be an A+ candidate! Just 15+ minutes could pay you big bucks in a new job. Start by going to the …

How to Make More Money

  If you make more money FOR your employer or customer, then you will make more money FROM your employer or customer. There are 3 strategies to make-more-money: Be an Expert, Be in Management, Be in Sales. Be an Expert

How to Get a Better Job Faster

  Smart planning and weekly commitment are required to get a better job faster. Finding the right work is hard work! Invest time, money and effort in you.

Powerful Cover Letters

A poll taken of recruiting and hiring managers uncovered that 75% of the people who review resumes said they read cover letters but only if they know the cover letter has been customized for the company and the position. I have two ALWAYS statements regarding the job search and one is to ALWAYS send a cover letter. My preferred cover …