Psychology of the Job Search: Caution – Things are Not Always as They Appear  

Have you ever felt absolutely certain about something, only to realize later that the opposite was actually true? I’ve encountered that situation all too many times in my life. For example, my brain tells me something is going to hurt, but it actually doesn’t. Or my brain tells me something should be difficult, but it turns out to be easy.   These …

Networking – The Relationship Depth Chart!     

There’s an old adage that goes, “what got you here won’t get you there.” This saying is used many times to spur people towards innovation and thinking afresh about a familiar topic.  For Crossroads Career, networking is one such topic! In fact, our corporate name used to be Crossroads Career Network! If you’re familiar with us at all, or if you …

Career Advice: ChatGPT or Your Manager? 

In a recent study conducted by Workplace Intelligence and INTOO, 800 HR managers and 800 full-time employees were surveyed to understand what’s missing for today’s workers – and it turns out career development tops the list.  Here are a few of their findings:  Sobering results. Yet not surprising. Over the decades I’ve been involved with HR and people development, I’ve …

Podcast: Money, power, perks

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Money, power, and perks could lead you to a horrible career decision, said Brian Ray in a recent radio podcast interview with Crossroads Career member coach, Robbie Romeiser. Speaking for the podcast Career Callings, Brian discussed a wide range of career related topics such as his worst career moment and best career success. He also gives tips for new startups …