Target and Timing: Ready…Set…Wait?

One challenging aspect of a job transition is establishing clear target companies for your search. That challenge is made even more difficult by the reality of the financial resources you have available to pursue those targets. The time you may have to expend to achieve landing at the target may exceed the money you have to live on while doing so.   To support you in …

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…

Target Your HOW

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This is the third of a three-part series on PURPOSE by Kathy Grosskurth, a Crossroads Career Ministry leader at Sweetwater Mission near Atlanta, GA. In Part 1 of this 3-part series, I shared the crucial first step in making YOUR 2018 a purpose-driven year – Considering your WHY and its importance in driving your focus, your purpose, your tasks, EVERYTHING. …

Best and Worst Jobs of 2017

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Exploring the best career and educational direction for you requires not only knowing your gifts, passions and calling, but also learning how various jobs are rated. In Step 4: Altitude in our 7-step workbook, we guide you through targeting opportunities to find occupations and employers that might right for you.  CareerCast.com recently posted its top 10 best and worst jobs from research …

Employee to Entrepreneur

Former Crossroads Career member services director Cory Santiago left the ministry last summer, not really sure what to do next. Cory’s wife Heidi and their two kids were just finishing a successful year-long, 97-city national tour acting in the musical Ragtime. Cory had traveled with them, while he served Crossroads Career members. Would there be other opportunities? Would they move …

Top 10 Tips for Best Ever Resumes

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Your resume faces tough competition. Recruiters spend only 6 seconds reviewing an individual resume. On average, each corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes. Of these, four to six candidates will be called for an interview, and only one will be offered the job. Write Winning Resumes Having looked at thousands of resumes over the past 40 years, I recommend these …

A Tale of Two Resumes

A Tale of Two Resumes

A guest post from Harry Urschel of The Wise Job Search There once was a resume, very ordinary to the eye However, it got no results and here are some reasons why…   Alright… I’m not going to be able to rhyme all this… I’m no poet! There are a number of articles written about effective resumes, however, few visual …

Ladies, Start Your Business

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Kudos to my friends, Nancy and Stacy, who are among the 9.4 million women who own their own enterprises – 30% of all businesses in the country.* Last week they both revealed some of the first fruits of their work. Talent, Passion and Trust Each week for several weeks, Nancy and I would phone huddle and pray for God’s vision …