5 Ways to Get Help in Your Job Search

The worst way to approach a job search is to be isolated and unsupported. God made us to be in community from the very beginning. That’s why he created Eve to live with Adam in the Garden of Eden, saying “It’s not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18). The believers in the early church “were together and …

Underemployed: When The Work Isn’t Enough

Underemployment is defined as not having enough paid work or not making full use of your skills and abilities. Being underemployed is one of the sources of burnout, our blog focus for this month. When you say “underemployed,” the first scenario seems to be the one that comes to mind for most: not making enough money. For anyone who has experienced the …

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 …

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 …

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 …