Most people see our mission of helping people hear God calling, maximizing their potential, and getting the right job as being all about the job seeker…and they’re correct! But a significant component of accomplishing that mission ALSO involves the critical constituent of employers. Without them, after all, the job seeker has many less areas to land.
At our National Conference last month, I had the opportunity to share a few points of view on how Crossroads Career may provide even more value to employers.
Employers can post jobs on our website CrossroadsCareer.org for free. Jobseekers and career explorers can search our website for free using keywords and zip codes among…
1,746,606 Jobs Posted Nationwide
For employers, finding quality candidates in a competitive marketplace is difficult. We want to help them find quality candidates and help them maximize their employee’s careers. Employers can reach tens of thousands of registered users on our website as well as review resumes and track applications. Posting jobs is simple and easy by registering at https://job.crossroadscareer.org/join/employer.
As I think about the role Crossroads Career fulfills with job seekers and employers, it’s all about the connections, which is one of my top five personal strengths. In fact, I’m reminded of this Scripture, “From whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.” (Ephesians 4:16). Within the marketplace, we all have a role to play, and by Crossroads Career aggregating so many job postings, we can potentially help each person either land a job or come a step closer to finding the right job.
Dramatic marketplace changes
The employment marketplace is changing dramatically. In August, 4.3 million workers – almost 3 percent of the entire American workforce – voluntarily left their position. Some of the reasons why include…
- Frontline workers are fed up
- Tough jobs became intolerable with the added stressors of the pandemic
- Lots of job openings mean it’s easy for workers to move on to something better
- The balance of power has shifted in workers’ favor
- The pandemic accelerated a generational shift in attitudes toward work
- Many employers took their workers for granted during the COVID recession
- The pandemic led millions to reevaluate their priorities
- Pandemic relief programs have given many workers more financial freedom
So, perhaps you’ve been thinking of joining the “Great Resignation,” for the reasons mentioned above, or other reasons, and you’re not quite sure what position you might want if you were to leave. I’d encourage you to take fifteen minutes and check out what’s in your zip code among the 1.7M jobs. This quick exercise could trigger new thinking for you, or, who knows, you might hit that “right job” right away!
Crossroads Career can help employers and jobseekers in four important ways:
- In-placement – Help recruit people into employers
- Outplacement – Support people leaving employers
- Culture Change – Perception of people that utilize us as future employees
- Brand Sponsorship – Affiliation with us to advertise themselves
Our Ministry Partners and Ambassadors are not only helping job-seekers and career explorers to hear God calling, maximize their potential, and get the right job, they are also helping to bridge potential employees to employers seeking quality candidates. See video about employers from our recent National Conference.
Connect with Us
Whether you are an employer, jobseeker, career explorer, ministry partner, ambassador and/or donor, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help people through crossroads in their careers.
Brian Ray has been writing, speaking and connecting people to Christ in the workplace for 45 years. Brian was one of three Co-Founders of Crossroads Career Services, Inc. While continuing to volunteer and serve as a board member, he owns Primus Consulting that provides executive search advice, counsel and referrals to business, ministry and government organizations. Prior to his business and ministry work, he served the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain as VP for Human Resources and Administration. He has authored Christian resources including Mastery of Leadership, Crossroads Career Workbook, Real Success at Work, and New Job Jump Start. Brian and his wife Kristy live in the Charlotte, NC area.