What Are My Options?

I cannot begin to tell you the number of times that I’ve heard this plea from a job seeker, “I just want a job that is stable, steady, and has a low level of stress.”  Or, “I’d like to find a job where I can spend the next few years not worried about whether the company will change things.”  Whew!  In today’s world, I …

The Four Pillars of Career Fit

Have you wondered why sometimes you enjoyed one job, while dreading another? When we enjoy our work, it doesn’t feel like work and the hours seem to fly by. Other times, an 8-hour work day can feel like twelve. I’ve spoken with hundreds of job-seekers over the years and have heard many tales of woe. Despite the varying details, there …

Writing Your Life Purpose Statement

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Be 42% More Fruitful According to a report in the Huffington Post, you are more likely to achieve your dreams and goals if you put them in writing: “Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at the Dominican University in California, recently studied the art and science of goal setting. “She gathered two hundred and sixty-seven people together — men and women …

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.

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 …

Career + Calling = Maximize Your Career

  The unique combination of career plus calling is the only way to really maximize your career.  What do I mean by career and calling?

Do What You Do Best

  Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day at work? For most of us, the answer is unfortunately “No!” In the United States, only 32% of workers say they use their strengths every day, according to Gallup® research. You are God’s unique masterpiece created for good works. How different would your work life be …

Best and Worst Jobs of 2017

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Exploring the best career and educational direction for you requires not only knowing your gifts, passions and calling, but also learning how various jobs are rated. In Step 4: Altitude in our 7-step workbook, we guide you through targeting opportunities to find occupations and employers that might right for you.  CareerCast.com recently posted its top 10 best and worst jobs from research …

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 …