Psychology of the Job Search: Self-Confidence? – Wanna Bet?!? 

Does this brief exchange cause any flashbacks?  “I betcha can’t”  “I bet I can!”  “No way, I don’t think you can make it!”  “Yes I can, I know I can do it!”  “You’re stupid! No way you can jump over that mud puddle!”  “No, you’re stupid! I can easily do that!”  “I betcha can’t!”  “Oh yeah, I bet I can! Now …

Networking – The Relationship Depth Chart!     

There’s an old adage that goes, “what got you here won’t get you there.” This saying is used many times to spur people towards innovation and thinking afresh about a familiar topic.  For Crossroads Career, networking is one such topic! In fact, our corporate name used to be Crossroads Career Network! If you’re familiar with us at all, or if you …

LinkedIn – Improve Engagement by Sharing Content! 

Let’s do a quick poll. What is your paradigm of the LinkedIn platform?  Which answer is the “correct” answer? You got it!  #4!!! And yet that is not the answer that I gave. My current paradigm is more around #2, having just moved up recently from #1. 🙂 In fact, writing a blog around this topic is definitely shifting my …

LinkedIn – Today’s Foundation for Networking! 

Study after study over many years has shown the primary source of many jobs comes from the mysterious “hidden job market.” That is, actual jobs that need to be filled, but they’re filled without being formally publicly posted. Most are filled through internal postings or employee referrals. While recent research has shown that percentage to have dropped dramatically, most experts …

Top Tips: Tip #4 – Prioritize Job Search Strategies Beyond Online Applications!

Looking Beyond Online Applications Most people dive into their job search primarily surfing online job postings and applying to applicable roles. If you’re a Full-Stack Software Developer, or an Accountant out of a “Big 4” Public Accounting Firm, that strategy will likely produce fast results for you. For most everyone else… it is very likely to be a long, frustrating, …

Top Tips: Tip #2 – Upskilling

Please take a survey at the end of this blog so that we can better understand your experience with job transition. The Time is Now to Close the Gaps in Your Professional “Skills” Profile Maintaining a competitive career skills profile can be challenging. It’s very easy to become complacent with your self-development plan while sitting comfortably employed in a stable …

Top Tips:  Tip #1 – Don’t let your network forget!

As we enter into February, we are planning to share some of our Ministry Partner’s “Top Tips” for the unemployed or unfulfilled.  If you’re like many people who find themselves in one of those categories, you’ve probably learned there are a vast array of resources available to support you.  But, the unfortunate offset to “vast array of resources” is many …

Think Strategic Partnerships in Your Job Search

A recently published article on Forbes.com highlighted advice and guidance from experienced LinkedIn career experts. One executive recruiter shared, “Always be connecting and networking 365 days a year—not solely when you are looking for a new job. Being curious about others will help you do this naturally.” And that wasn’t the only strong admonition that came from the article regarding …

Crossroads Career Chat Upgrade in 2023

Career guidance can be a valuable resource for job seekers as they navigate the often-complex process of finding a job. With the right guidance and support, job seekers can identify their strengths and interests, discover new career opportunities, and develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their chosen field. At Crossroads we have a few ways to do …

Disconnected?  Get Reconnected!

Last night I enjoyed the wonderful opportunity to get reconnected with some friends I hadn’t spoken with in over 5 years. You know that kind of conversation?  Great people you’d like to stay in touch with, but it just hasn’t seemed to work out that way. But within 2 minutes, you feel like you’re reconnected as if you had spoken …