Ask For Input

In the month of February, we have focused on transition. As the month comes to an end we really want to make one additional suggestion for seasons of transition: input. As with all advice, it’s equally important to ask the right people and the right questions. One without the other will not be valuable.

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 …

Attitude UP = Job Offers UP

  “Eight-five percent of the reason people get jobs and get ahead in those jobs is because of attitude,” reads a stunning statement written by world-famous motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar.

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.

Employee to Entrepreneur

Former Crossroads Career member services director Cory Santiago left the ministry last summer, not really sure what to do next. Cory’s wife Heidi and their two kids were just finishing a successful year-long, 97-city national tour acting in the musical Ragtime. Cory had traveled with them, while he served Crossroads Career members. Would there be other opportunities? Would they move …

A Recruiter’s Daily Devotional


What a blessing to receive and read this email: “I have been using the Crossroads Career Work Book as my devotional guide.  The scriptures included are very effective!!!!!!!” The email was from Nicolet, a corporate recruiter who came to one of our Saturday morning Christ-Centered Career Groups last year. She was facing a difficult situation. Her employer was asking her to …

Celebrating Veterans: Free Resources


Serving Those Who Served Little did I realize the tremendous opportunities to support veterans, until I recently participated in the launch of SCServes in Charleston, SC! Returning home, I connected with the NCServes network, which had just completed its first year helping 1,224 veterans, transitioning service members and their families.  Of the 2,481 requests, the #1 need was employment. The …