Your Time Is Coming

It has long been one of my favorite qualities about Crossroads that we reach people in all seasons of their careers.  Previously I have shared that I found Crossroads when I was disengaged in my current job (a vocational ministry job, I’m slightly ashamed to admit) and feeling completely misemployed.  The Bible says in Colossians 3:23: Whatever you do, work …

Independent Contractor: How Do I Make It All Work?

When I started on my journey as an independent contractor a few years ago, I had no idea how my time management should work. I had only ever worked full-time, salaried positions that didn’t require me to track hours and part-time positions that worked exclusively on a punch-in/punch out. As I waded into the world of contracting out my services …

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 …

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 …