What Are My Options?

I cannot begin to tell you the number of times that I’ve heard this plea from a job seeker, “I just want a job that is stable, steady, and has a low level of stress.”  Or, “I’d like to find a job where I can spend the next few years not worried about whether the company will change things.”  Whew!  In today’s world, I …

God Cares About Your Investments

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When you are considering a job transition to a new employer or to being self-employed, one area that is often overlooked is financial benefits—options for investing and saving for retirement. You may assume that investing to grow your resources is not Biblical. After all, the Bible says: Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust …

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…

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.

Good Company – Bad Company

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A guest post from Crossroads Career ministry leader Harry Urschel of The Wise Job Search. As I talk to job seekers as a recruiter, and through the job networking groups I lead, it’s common to hear people say… “I wouldn’t want to pursue a job at that company. I hear it’s a terrible place to work!” I’m disappointed when I hear …

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 …

Job Offers – Getting, Making, Evaluating

One of our ministry leaders retired only to get a job offer he could not refuse. Well, okay, he could have said no, but it was too much money. He could put more feathers in his retirement nest. Plus he liked being wanted, and he loved being part of a team. But how could he be so lucky? Because when …

How to Wow Interviewers

Are you sure that your next interview will result in a job offer?  For most of us, the answer is probably no! Interview success rates average about 10%. How great would it be if your interviewer concluded with “Wow! That was impressive!” Let’s start with 3 basic principles of sorting through opportunities by interviewing: Help them connect what they need …

3 Ways Nerves Kill Your Interview

Kristin Sherry (Author of Follow Your Star, Volunteer with Crossroads Career and Founder of Virtus Career Consulting) helps her clients love Mondays. Today she shares on our blog 3 ways nerves can kill your interview and 7 ways to keep your nerves in check. _____________________ Have you ever visited a friend or family member with a dog that gets so nervous …