Rethinking Your Career? Don’t Forget This Crucial Ingredient

“The pandemic has made people rethink their lives and their work,” declared a recent news article, one of many reporting on what’s now being called the Great Resignation.  Analysts point to a variety of reasons for the mismatch between the 8.4 million potential workers who are unemployed, and the record 10.9 million jobs open (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Some of …

Who’s Your Kitchen Table Job Search Club?

Searching for a job is exhausting work whether you’re currently employed or unemployed. I’ve done both in the past couple years, but I remember being shocked at how tiring looking for a job was even when I didn’t have other work. When I quit my job a few years ago and spent three months unemployed and searching for my next opportunity, …

Underemployed: When The Work Isn’t Enough

Underemployment is defined as not having enough paid work or not making full use of your skills and abilities. Being underemployed is one of the sources of burnout, our blog focus for this month. When you say “underemployed,” the first scenario seems to be the one that comes to mind for most: not making enough money. For anyone who has experienced the …

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 …

Your Time Is Coming

It has long been one of my favorite qualities about Crossroads that we reach people in all seasons of their careers.  Previously I have shared that I found Crossroads when I was disengaged in my current job (a vocational ministry job, I’m slightly ashamed to admit) and feeling completely misemployed.  The Bible says in Colossians 3:23: Whatever you do, work …

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 …

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 …