Why I’m Grateful for Crossroads Career Services

In 2018 I was extended an invitation to serve on the Board of Directors for Crossroads Career Services. Although I was honored to receive the invitation, my initial response was, “I don’t have the time to do that.” You see, at the time, I had a full-time job, volunteered in my local church’s ministry, and served on a STEM Advisory …

Grateful for what God has put together!

As we enter November, culminating with the zenith of our American Thanksgiving holiday, we would like to highlight for our Crossroads Career community a few of the many gifts and resources available through the Crossroads Career ministry.  I’m hopeful that by sharing these, we’ll trigger you to see some available resources that may be useful to you and help you …

A Career Roadmap

Growing up, some of my favorite memories were long family road trips where we piled into the station wagon, loaded up with snacks and headed out. It was always an adventure, and the journey was just as fun as arriving at our final destination. My Dad would map out our route. We’d have a plan, but I also recall the …

Hear God Calling 

The group, ‘Hear God Calling’, came at a pivotal time for both my professional and personal life. During my career, I have worked in Corporate America, and it was easy for me to get caught up in the daily work demands; while losing sight of my life’s true calling and purpose. I discovered this group in one of the hundreds …

Hope in Transition

Work shapes so much of life, and yet it can be difficult to think about, confusing to develop a good perspective on, and scary to search for a great fit throughout different seasons. Why is this thing we were made for so hard to understand, find joy in, and accomplish faithfully? After graduating from college, I found myself in circumstances …

How To Write an Ineffective Resume

While the intent of a resume is to gain an interview, many of them are written in a way that doesn’t help that cause! If you’re determined to submit a resume that includes the most common problems, be sure to incorporate these…   Make the Reader Work to Understand your Role On average, a recruiter or hiring manager reviews a resume …

Marketing Yourself: Using LinkedIn to Partner with God in the Marketplace

LinkedIn is a vast universe of opportunity and has experienced rapid growth year over year since its launch in 2003. When I first began coaching professionals to use LinkedIn in 2013, there were 130 million people on the social media platform. As of today, there are over 850 million people in over 200 countries using LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a tremendous …

Are You the Right Fit?  Ask Direct Questions!

Several years ago in our men’s Bible study, one of the guys shared some fascinating information regarding Jesus’ life on this earth.  The Scriptures record that Jesus asked over 300 questions, and we’re also told that while He was asked over 180 questions, He only directly answered 3.  Many times, He actually answered questions with questions of His own. Dale …

Are You the Right Fit? Look at the Double P’s!

When I was a teenager, I managed to get a job at the new McDonald’s restaurant opening up in my hometown of Hays, Kansas.  I learned very quickly that McDonald’s had a motto / philosophy built around QSC – Quality, Service, and Cleanliness.  It was in the corporate training videos.  It was in all the written materials.  There were descriptions …