When You’re Facing a Layoff

This has been my first year in charge of the Crossroads Career blog and I hope if you’ve been reading for a while you’ve felt our boards desire to reach you where you’re at in these difficult times. We don’t just pray for you and seek to give sound advice. Many of us are have been or are right there …

What Do Employers Want?

Maybe you find yourself unemployed during this season. In fact, many people are. With more than 40,000,000 new unemployment claims in the U.S. since March, having a full- or part-time position unaffected by the economic downturn seems like a luxury in these turbulent times. Maybe you thought your job was secure as you entered 2020. Maybe you never intended to …

How Will I Get Through This?!

The current unemployment headlines and statistics are staggering. Here are just a few: “Decade of job gains erased in April! Unemployment soars to 14.7% as lockdowns throw 20.5 million out of work in one month.” (Wall Street Journal, 5/8/20) “The real unemployment rate, which includes people who are not looking for work or are underemployed, already stands at 22.8%, according …

When You Find Yourself Without Work

The number of people in the US currently without work is staggering.  Laid off, furloughed, let go, or temporarily on hold; you’ve found yourself suddenly with an abundance of time and possibly feeling overwhelmed figuring out how you will spend it.  You’re not alone.  Last year I was without work for three months.  It was the first time since I …

Three Reasons You Need a Professional Headshot

With the new year upon us, it may be time for some updates to your personal brand. What is Personal Branding? Personal branding is a way to connect you with the world. Your personal brand shares about who you are, what you stand for, and can tell your story. It’s about where you come from, what you are currently doing, …

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 …

How do you hook the great-for-you job you find online?

Here’s what you don’t do Immediately click ‘Apply.’ Fill out the form. Attach or paste your resume. Then you wait, and wait, and wait, and… well, you get the idea. Instead, try these 3 job-landing tips: #1 Do your homework Be an A+ candidate! Just 15+ minutes could pay you big bucks in a new job. Start by going to the …