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, …

Where Do You Get the Best Job Transition Support that Money Can Buy?

As anyone who has been through job transition realizes, the daily emotional roller coaster job searchers face can be very difficult. Particularly testing are the valleys of despair, the “agony of defeat” (cue the 1970’s version of ABC Wide World of Sports with the depiction of the downhill skier wiping out), and the ongoing challenge of needing to be “on” …

Misemployed: When Your Job Doesn’t Fit

According to the Stress in American Survey, job stress is more strongly associated with health complaints than financial or family problems. One in four Americans believe their number one source of stress is their job. Today’s blog discusses misemployment as a source of job stress. Misemployment and Burnout The term “misemploy” means to use something in a wrong or harmful …

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 …

Consider Your Ideal Workday

Today’s blog is part 3 of a 4-part series. The first two blogs shared ways to support the students in your life through discovering their natural talents and values. You can find those posts here and here. The third installment in our series shares an activity and conversation starters to help students move beyond thinking about college choice and majors, …

What Are Your Student’s Values?

Last week’s blog discussed ways you can support the students in your life through discovering their natural talents. You can find that post here. This second blog in the series shares how to guide and advise students according to their values, rather than our own. Helen Keller once said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but …

What’s Volunteering Got To Do With My Job Search?

I often see job seekers failing to represent themselves in their resumes (and thus, of course, in their interviews) in ways that best represents their skills, abilities, values, interest, and experiences. Almost every time when I probe a bit deeper in an exploratory conversation, usually through our Crossroads Career Step 3 – Aptitude, I find hidden nuggets that employers would value. …