Are you thankful…for you?

What are you thankful for?  As I started to reflect on this inevitable question through a Crossroads Career lens, I thought I would take a little different angle on how we might answer that question. Our Crossroads Career approach is grounded on love.  First, loving God completely.  Second, loving ourselves correctly, and third, loving others compassionately. So, this week, are …

Personal Core Values

Have you ever heard this sentence: “We liked you a lot, but we just don’t think you’re the right fit for our company.”   Odds are high that the recruiter / hiring manager making that statement is referring to their view of how well you might fit within their company culture.  While many times this reason may be a catch …

First Job? Worst Job? Best Job?

Helping people explore their aptitudes is one of my favorite steps within the Crossroads Career methodology.  Almost every time I’m facilitating or coaching someone, I get to see people discover insights as they realize more clearly who God made them to be. Psalms 139:13-14 states, “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise You because …

You are Created for Good Works

Annually, the Crossroads Career Board of Directors gather together at a retreat to pray, fellowship, and strategically plan for the upcoming year. In 2019, we met in Minnesota to do precisely that…

You are Needed

Your gifts are needed.  They are not a mistake. They are not less than someone else’s.  You wouldn’t be better with a different set.  The body needs every part and that includes yours.  It is easy to believe that your talents are less than others.  To believe you need a different personality, aptitude, or talent to be successful.  That is …

Do What You Do Best

  Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day at work? For most of us, the answer is unfortunately “No!” In the United States, only 32% of workers say they use their strengths every day, according to Gallup® research. You are God’s unique masterpiece created for good works. How different would your work life be …

Being Thankful in Your Job Search

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A guest post from Crossroads Career ministry leader Harry Urschel of The Wise Job Search. What? Many of you read this and think that’s nuts… right? Being thankful in the process of having to look for a new source of income for your family? Being thankful while hoping that your career progression hasn’t been set back years? Being thankful while …

Your Vision, Your Values

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This is a guest post from Crossroads Career volunteer Kristin Sherry, Founder of Virtus Career Consuting and author of Follow Your Star . Your Vision, Your Values One of the United States of America’s Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, once wrote: “There are three things extremely hard – steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” Knowing this, it’s quite challenging for …

How Should I Apply My Gifts in the Workplace?

This is a guest post from Dr. Art Lindsley of The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics. We are made with gifts and talents of different natures. To know and grow them, we need to examine ourselves with the Holy Spirit, biblical teaching, and a trusted community. Once we discern our gifts, how should we use them? Our gifts and …

What Are You Gifted to Do?

This is a guest post from Dr. Art Lindsley of The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics. What are you specifically created to do? That is the million-dollar question! To answer this question, we need to understand the nature of God’s gifts. Look at the passage in I Peter 4: As each one has received a special gift, employ it …