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 …

What’s Worse Than Being Unemployed?

If I asked you to describe the emotions you experience or associate with unemployment, what would your response be? If you’re like most people (myself included), words like frustrating, overwhelming, anxious, fearful, angry, exasperated, confused, stressful, tiring, and debilitating may come to mind. Some optimistic folks may include hopeful, optimistic, and even ‘exciting’ (yep, there are those crazy ones among …

Calling versus Career: What’s the difference and does it matter?

Along with many of the people I’ve encountered going through job transition, after Arthur Andersen imploded years ago, I was praying earnestly to find a job where I could:  You see, I had been in a job at Arthur Andersen that hit all the bullets listed. I thought Arthur Andersen would be the last employer I’d ever work for. My career …

Top Tips: Tip #5 – Unique Distinctions

Describe Yourself As we wrap up our Crossroads Career Top Tips, I’ll conclude with what’s become a significant favorite for me. As I share it with people, almost 100% of the time, the individual looking to create their Unique Distinctions doesn’t quite get it the first time, but once they get it, they are completely sold on the value of the exercise.  Think …

Which way do I go? Get a Guide!

Have you ever visited a new city, state, or country and had the benefit of being led by a Guide?  I’ve enjoyed that benefit…and particularly when contrasted to my past self-exploration mistakes, the Guide not only saved me a significant amount of time, my experience with them increased my appreciation for the location I was visiting!   Getting Advice Your …

The Gifts of Crossroads Career: Family

Celebrating Family As we are in the time of year where we celebrate the birth of Jesus we often do so with family. Family is everything to us. Whether we are close to them in proximity or they are in a different part of the world they are still family. Friends and acquaintances become family. So, as we get to …

The Gifts of Crossroads Career: 5 Ways to Get Support in Your Job Search

Don’t Go It Alone. Get Help in Your Job Search. The New York Times published an article in 2019 titled “How to Deal with Job Search Depression.” The writer states that “Looking for a new job but having zero luck getting hired can be, to put it lightly, incredibly demoralizing.” And this can be devastating to both the job search …

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 …