Remote Work – It’s Offer Time!

Over the decades I’ve been involved in reviewing, making, approving, and coaching job offers, I can count on one hand the number of times when the person receiving the offer wasn’t glad to have received it.  They may not have liked the terms of the offer, but most people experience a huge relief in finally having received one! At this …

Remote Work – How to Interview for it

Like many areas of life, fundamentals will take you a long way, but there’s still a need for specificity to fine tune the nuances beyond those fundamentals. For example, John Wooden, probably one of the most famous college basketball coaches of all-time leading UCLA to a record-setting 10 NCAA championships over a 12-year period, is noted for having his players …

Why Are You Leaving Your Job?

Sometimes you’re just ready to move on from your current role or company into something new! Whether it’s the company culture, team dynamics, compensation, supervisor, nature of work, or a combination of these; you are just feeling like you need to switch things up a bit and get into something fresh. Any or all of these rationales are fine, but …

Pursuing That First Job as A New College Graduate

You’re coming up on graduation from college. Congratulations!  It’s a great accomplishment to gain the tangible proof of all your hard work: a diploma. The hope is, all that hard work will land you a career where you’ll thrive, be fulfilled, and not the least of which… pay your bills! So, what’s the best way to FIND that job, and …

What Are Employers Looking For?

“I fit the qualifications listed in the job description almost EXACTLY, but I still got declined for an interview!”  “Wow, the recruiter and I hit it off so well!! Why didn’t I move forward in the process?” The interview with the hiring manager went great, but now I haven’t heard anything for two weeks!” If you are like many people …

Preparing to Ace a Video Interview

Video interviews are becoming increasingly common. Between changing technology and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, chances are high that your next interview may be conducted online instead of in person. In many ways, preparing for a video interview is exactly like getting ready for an in-person interview. You’ll still want to think of some questions and answers beforehand, prepare …

Questions for Interviewers

The candidates who have impressed me the most are those who come prepared with good questions, and those who seem to be most interested in the company…and me. The candidates who fail to make much of an impression rarely have good questions. In addition to impressing an interviewer, I believe you owe it to yourself to find out as much …

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 …

3 Ways Nerves Kill Your Interview

Kristin Sherry (Author of Follow Your Star, Volunteer with Crossroads Career and Founder of Virtus Career Consulting) helps her clients love Mondays. Today she shares on our blog 3 ways nerves can kill your interview and 7 ways to keep your nerves in check. _____________________ Have you ever visited a friend or family member with a dog that gets so nervous …