The Problem of Burnout

A 2018 Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time employees found that 23% of employees reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, while an additional 44% reported feeling burned out sometimes. That means about two-thirds of full-time workers experience burnout on the job. I was burnt out by the time I chose to leave my job at the …

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. …

To Gig, Or Not to Gig

I asked Zarir Erani, President of Allen Interactions, about the outlook for gig work from the perspective of employers. Allen Interactions works with clients to create meaningful, memorable, and motivational learning and performance experiences. Here’s what Erani had to say:  “Due to digitization and technology, the world is more closely connected. This makes it much easier for people with unique talents …

Preparing Financially for Healthcare Costs

As we conclude the February blog theme of being financially prepared for your job transition, an area I’ve consistently seen not get enough attention from job seekers is the financial ramification of healthcare costs, both insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs. Additionally, having been in the health and wellness industry for over 15 years, I personally know how difficult that market can be …

God Cares About Your Investments

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When you are considering a job transition to a new employer or to being self-employed, one area that is often overlooked is financial benefits—options for investing and saving for retirement. You may assume that investing to grow your resources is not Biblical. After all, the Bible says: Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust …

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 …

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 …