What’s Their Career Personality?

This week’s blog is the final installment of a four-part series. The first three blogs shared ways to support the students in your life by discovering their natural talents, values, and preferred skills. This week, we’ll look at how our personality influences our needs and preferences. Six Career Personality Types American psychologist John Holland is best known for his career …

Consider Your Ideal Workday

Today’s blog is part 3 of a 4-part series. The first two blogs shared ways to support the students in your life through discovering their natural talents and values. You can find those posts here and here. The third installment in our series shares an activity and conversation starters to help students move beyond thinking about college choice and majors, …

What Are Your Student’s Values?

Last week’s blog discussed ways you can support the students in your life through discovering their natural talents. You can find that post here. This second blog in the series shares how to guide and advise students according to their values, rather than our own. Helen Keller once said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but …

Mentoring

Your potential can be turbo-charged simply by having an effective mentor in your life. The best place to be is in the middle of a mentoring sandwich; where you, the mentee, are being mentored by a more experienced person, and you’re also mentoring someone. 

Three Reasons You Need a Professional Headshot

With the new year upon us, it may be time for some updates to your personal brand. What is Personal Branding? Personal branding is a way to connect you with the world. Your personal brand shares about who you are, what you stand for, and can tell your story. It’s about where you come from, what you are currently doing, …

Your Hope and Future?

  Do you want next year to be better?  Can you see a future for yourself in which you are not only maximizing your career, but you are also experiencing a whole-life sense of wellbeing? What do you hope for? Family: Mom and dad, brothers and sisters, husband and wife, sons and daughters by blood and marriage both extended and …

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 …

Improve Your Emotional Intelligence for Career Success

  When our oldest daughter was in elementary school, her teacher recommended her for the gifted program. To be selected for the program, our daughter was given a series of tests, including an IQ test. I remember the day we received her results… Our daughter excelled during her school years, and her IQ helped her to achieve a high level …

Website + Workbook = Jobs, Careers, Calling

David and Alexandra have two jobs each, plus together they have two little girls. As you can imagine, life is crazy busy, so focus in their work is critical. Perhaps your work and life are fast and full, too.  Maybe you are like 75% of American workers who suffer the added burden of being unemployed or misemployed.* Are you seeking …

Inmate Out Right

Lee is free, after 24 years in prison. What did it take for Lee to get out? Would you believe a 108-page resume? Twenty-two support letters. A 22-minute parole board interview, including an attorney and four references to testify. Ten minutes later, parole granted. Four days before Christmas – freedom. Progress in Prison Of course, there is more to the …