Psychology of the Job Search: Self-Confidence? – Wanna Bet?!? 

Does this brief exchange cause any flashbacks?  “I betcha can’t”  “I bet I can!”  “No way, I don’t think you can make it!”  “Yes I can, I know I can do it!”  “You’re stupid! No way you can jump over that mud puddle!”  “No, you’re stupid! I can easily do that!”  “I betcha can’t!”  “Oh yeah, I bet I can! Now …

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 …

LinkedIn – Improve Engagement by Sharing Content! 

Let’s do a quick poll. What is your paradigm of the LinkedIn platform?  Which answer is the “correct” answer? You got it!  #4!!! And yet that is not the answer that I gave. My current paradigm is more around #2, having just moved up recently from #1. 🙂 In fact, writing a blog around this topic is definitely shifting my …

LinkedIn – Today’s Foundation for Networking! 

Study after study over many years has shown the primary source of many jobs comes from the mysterious “hidden job market.” That is, actual jobs that need to be filled, but they’re filled without being formally publicly posted. Most are filled through internal postings or employee referrals. While recent research has shown that percentage to have dropped dramatically, most experts …

Be Aware and Flexible, but Stay The Course! 

For any of you who are in a job transition or have been in a job transition, you know the job market is a very fluid phenomenon. Whether it’s specific to you individually (the job you’ve applied for that you think you’re the PERFECT fit for doesn’t come through), or there’s a broad application (unemployment is low, so why do …

Remote Work – Building Relationships!

Matthew 7:12 tells us:  “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”   We often refer to this as the “Golden Rule” as we encourage people to treat others as they would like to be treated, and nothing could be a better truth to put into practice …

Top 10 Tips for Best Ever Networking

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Millions of job openings never get posted anywhere. These “hidden” opportunities account for a whopping 80% of all hires, according to a Forbes magazine article. The only way you can find these never-posted jobs is by networking. It is critically important when networking for a job to be as educated, equipped and encouraged as you can be. Consider these top 10 …