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 …

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 …

Informational Interviews

An Informational Interview is an interview that you schedule and hold with a person who is currently working or has worked in an industry, company, or career you are considering. The purpose is to gather critical information from an insider’s point of view. This post covers the goals, essential rules of engagement and some sample questions.

Declare Your Freedom

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  As millions of Americans celebrate Independence Day, most of us are in bondage to our financial situations. Are you among them? I owe. I owe. It’s off to work I go. Sound familiar? Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Fearful that you will run out of money before the end of the month?  Spending more than you make? Living off …

Christmas Trees, Jobs, and Jesus

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Not what you have in mind for a Christmas tree? You are probably thinking about something more traditional, like a spruce, pine, or fir decorated with lights, ornaments, tinsel, and an angel or star on top. Of course – the best part – gifts under the tree. The first Christmas tree was erected almost 2,000 years ago, just three days before …

Father and Son at Crossroads about College

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Thanks to Crossroads Career leader John Freeze for interviewing his son, Ian, about the before and after story of changing college majors and careers. Instead of their journey being a war of wills, it became a lesson in prayer and spiritual growth for both father and son. Before John: Tell us about your decision to go to Culinary School? Ian …

Looking for Jobs. Found Jesus.

Man at Crossroads

One of our ministry leaders shared this story recently: In one of my classes, I had a 61-year-old woman participate who was laid-off from her position several months earlier. She said that her husband had also been laid-off at the same time. They were burning through their retirement accounts, but not ready to retire, and were stressed. As always, I …