Networking: Don’t Just Rely on the Stats

There’s a reason the adage, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” exists…because it’s absolutely true!  To further reinforce this adage, in the movie “Jerry Maguire”, Dicky Fox (Jerry Maguire’s boss) states, “This business is all about personal relationships!” The stats bear out these quotes when it comes to a job search.  “Today, some estimates suggest that up to 70% of …

6 Tips to Find a Job with Indeed

When I took the position on the Board of Directors here at Crossroads I had no idea just how relevant what we do would be to me. In the past two years I’ve left a career, spent time unemployed, found a new job, experienced the fear of layoff during Corona, and found yet another job. In fact, this year when …

5 Ways To Improve Your Job Search With Glassdoor

This month’s blog series is focusing on websites you can use as resources during a job search.  Today’s featured website (and mobile app) is Glassdoor. According to their website, “Unlike other job sites, all of this information is shared by those who know a company best — the employees.” They get their information by gathering anonymous data from current or …

Interviews & Money

As we continue our monthly series on Interview topics, we’re pleased to share with you a new video with some thoughts from our Crossroads Career founder, Brian Ray. Scripture tells us in Luke 10:7 “for the worker deserves his wages.” As you’ll hear Brian outline, there’s a time and place to bring up what you think you are worth and …

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…

Informational Interviews

An Informational Interview is an interview that you schedule and hold with a person who is currently working or has worked in an industry, company, or career you are considering. The purpose is to gather critical information from an insider’s point of view. This post covers the goals, essential rules of engagement and some sample questions.

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 …

Top 6 Free Career Resources for Veterans

Honoring Veterans

This Veteran’s Day we honor all those who have served our nation. As is true of anyone in a transition, the more than 200,000 military personnel annually entering “the real world” of civilian life need help. The Crossroads Career mission is to educate, equip, and encourage people who are seeking jobs, careers, or God’s calling. Our belief is that everyone is …

Fear-Free Job Search Help

Fear Free Job Search

For many of us, job search is about the scariest thing in the world. The fear of failure hangs in the air, whether it is writing a resume, networking with people you don’t know or interviewing with someone who is judge and jury. May I suggest we approach job search like you are going trick-or-treating on Halloween? Dress The Part  …

Help 65,900 Unemployed

Last night at the Billy Graham headquarters in Charlotte NC, Crossroads Career founder and volunteer director, Brian Ray, cast vision before 200 business and ministry leaders to come together to help the 65,900 people who are unemployed and looking for jobs in the area. The Barnabas Group Charlotte, a local membership of Christian business leaders, hosted the dinner meeting… Presenting 10 …