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  • The number 1 thing most people want is a good job, yet 7 of every 10 Americans are unemployed, underemployed or misemployed. Just ask your family and friends. Listen for their not-very-merry answers to your question about how they are doing. Hear their hopes and hurts this holiday season. Then give them Christmas career gifts filled with good works. Gifts …

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  • What a wonderful year! Thank You God being such a good, good Father, giving us opportunities and resources to help 3,127 people so far this year. Just yesterday we received a forwarded email from one of our ministry leaders, Bruce Smith at Perimeter Church in Atlanta… Thank you for your encouragement and strategies as you walked with us through our job …

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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 …

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  • This Veteran’s Day we honor all those who have served our nation. As is true of anyone in a transition, the more than 200,000 military personnel annually entering “the real world” of civilian life need help. The Crossroads Career mission is to educate, equip, and encourage people who are seeking jobs, careers, or God’s calling. Our belief is that everyone is …

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How to Thrive at Work

  • One of our Crossroads Career Network member church pastors – Derwin Gray of Transformation Church near Charlotte, NC – spoke passionately about the purpose of work – not just to survive but to thrive. Here are a few thoughts from his sermon. Even better, watch the sermon yourself and follow along with the sermon outline. Of the country’s 100 million …

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  • For many of us, job search is about the scariest thing in the world. The fear of failure hangs in the air, whether it is writing a resume, networking with people you don’t know or interviewing with someone who is judge and jury. May I suggest we approach job search like you are going trick-or-treating on Halloween? Dress The Part  …

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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 …

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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 …

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  • A guest post from Harry Urschel of The Wise Job Search For many people, their job search has gone on for a long time. Much longer than expected, and longer than their emotions, relationships, and finances seem to be able to bear. An extended job search can be trying and make even the most resilient personalities weary over time. It’s …

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  • This is a guest post from Dr. C.J. (Buck) Trayser, who is a Crossroads Career ministry leader in Atlanta. It originally appeared on his blog. During Super Bowl XLIX in 2015, there was a BMW commercial that played back a conversation between Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric from 1994 puzzling over an Internet e-mail address. Having sent my first Internet e-mail …

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  • 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 …

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  • This is a guest post from Dr. Art Lindsley of The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics. We are made with gifts and talents of different natures. To know and grow them, we need to examine ourselves with the Holy Spirit, biblical teaching, and a trusted community. Once we discern our gifts, how should we use them? Our gifts and …

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  • This is a guest post from Art Lindsley of The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics. What are you specifically created to do? That is the million-dollar question! To answer this question, we need to understand the nature of God’s gifts. Look at the passage in I Peter 4: As each one has received a special gift, employ it in …

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  • Your Mood – How Bad Is It? According to the National Institute of Mental Health and WEBMD, each year 9.5% of American adults experience mood disorders including depression. The good news is that you can learn how to make your moods better and avoid the worst. Take this quick quiz about Myths and Facts About Your Moods. Win the Battle Between Your …

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  • Fashion Design to Fight the Good Fight  Last Saturday’s Christ Centered Career Group at my church featured the Top 10 Tips for Best Ever Networking. It began with instructions to… Put on the full armor of God … …with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness …

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Dialing for Dollars

  • The most effective and efficient way to prospect for and qualify jobs and employers is to reach out and touch someone – with your phone. Making job-finding friends with your phone can be challenging. It’s even harder when you don’t know the people you are calling. Here are some ways to become more effective: Get permission and use the names …

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  • Don’t miss these stories in our Summer Newsletter: • The Riches of His Grace including video testimonials • See What’s New in Store: Updated 2017 Crossroads Career Work Book.  See list of changes Lowered prices for packs of 10 and boxes of 50 books. Browse our store Clearance sale last 228 Spanish Crossroads Career Work Book. See deals Ministry Sample Pack …

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What Leadership IS

  • The first leadership book I remember reading was Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders, Consulting Director for Overseas Missionary Fellowship. While Sanders authored more than 40 books on the Christian life, three personal experiences made this book particularly important to me. My first spiritual mentor, Gayle Jackson, gave it to me for Christmas 1980.  Gayle is the best Bible-teaching busin...

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Declare Your Freedom

  •   As millions of Americans celebrate Independence Day, most of us are in bondage to our financial situations. Are you among them? I owe. I owe. It’s off to work I go. Sound familiar? Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Fearful that you will run out of money before the end of the month?  Spending more than you make? Living off …

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New Job Jump Start

  • Congratulations on your new job! It is quite a leap of faith. Your first 30 days, however, can either cast a dark shadow or be a bright light. Which will it be for you? Compare two new hires starting the same day. Abe was early to work. His hair combed, clothes neat, shoes clean. A smile graced his face. Pen …

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  • One of my favorite photos is my dad, my son and me out and about together. All three of us enjoying a bond with one another like no other. Honoring My Father My dad lived just beyond age 101. I spent almost every day with him his final 10 years. We were not just father and son – we became best friends. …

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  • The first Bible verse I ever memorized was just before making a sales call… Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and His peace that surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 I did not make the sale, but …

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  • 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 …

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Help 65,900 Unemployed

  • Last night at the Billy Graham headquarters in Charlotte NC, Crossroads Career founder and volunteer director, Brian Ray, cast vision before 200 business and ministry leaders to come together to help the 65,900 people who are unemployed and looking for jobs in the area. The Barnabas Group Charlotte, a local membership of Christian business leaders, hosted the dinner meeting… Presenting 10 …

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Summer Jobs for Teens

  • Looking for jobs for teens? Search no further. Snagajob has over 300,000 part-time, full-time and hourly jobs now hiring teenagers.  Earn more money. Learn new skills. Make new friends.  Explore these top teen jobs: Restaurant and Food Retail and Customer Service Recreation and Hospitality Brothers Woody and Max Strategy  Teens and parents, be prayerful, intentional and alert about summer jobs, po...

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  • Exploring the best career and educational direction for you requires not only knowing your gifts, passions and calling, but also learning how various jobs are rated. In Step 4: Altitude in our 7-step workbook, we guide you through targeting opportunities to find occupations and employers that might right for you.  CareerCast.com recently posted its top 10 best and worst jobs from research …

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  • No matter who you are or what you do – “Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief, Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief” – if you desire a job more than God, you risk not hearing His calling. Even if your job is ministry, once you focus more on good works than on our great God, you are headed down the wrong …

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  • This past Monday I got a call from one of my friends with good news and bad news. Good news–New baby on the way and due in November. Bad news–His career development plan has to shift from “education” to “get job now.” What to do? How to find opportunities? So many job websites! Where to start? Not surprisingly, my #1 favorite …

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