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 …

3 Women-Owned Businesses Succeed

Today, my wife Kristy and I went to another McKenzie Homes “house blessing.”  Just over a year ago, our friend Stacy McKenzie remodeled a house into a home – her first flip after leaving a corporate position for an entrepreneurial venture. Now she celebrates taking a broken down dwelling and transforming it into live-in art.  What a difference…           Last …

Top 10 Tips for Best-Ever STAR Stories

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The work of resume writing, networking and interviews is no picnic, but it can prepare you for being picked. Whether you are employed or not, misemployed or happily employed, you are always a potential candidate for a promotion or a new position. What will make the difference to going higher and getting hired? Your accomplishments make you stand out as …

Help Your Career – Volunteer

Why Volunteer? You believe in what an organization is doing. You really like the work. You make new friends. You give your vocation new meaning when you work for a higher purpose. On the practical side, if you are searching for a job or changing careers, volunteering gives you experience, skills and contacts for the next step. From a spiritual …

Father and Son at Crossroads about College

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Thanks to Crossroads Career leader John Freeze for interviewing his son, Ian, about the before and after story of changing college majors and careers. Instead of their journey being a war of wills, it became a lesson in prayer and spiritual growth for both father and son. Before John: Tell us about your decision to go to Culinary School? Ian …

Students, Discover Your Best

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It’s back-to-school time! Do you remember when you were a teen? Did you have career and life goals? Or, were you living in the moment? Either way, were you ready for life after high school? After a Crossroads Career workshop for adults, a father with concern in his face said: “If I had this workshop when I was in high …