Thursday, July 27, 2017

30 Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get Without a Bachelors Degree

Don’t have a degree? There are lots of great job opportunities out there! Expand your target employer list. Check out this great article on today’s Cleveland.com:



Good Hunting!
-Jim

Saturday, July 22, 2017

NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 24th - Negotiating an Offer and Closing the Deal

Hi Everyone:
Our next meeting is Monday, July 24th at 7:00pm in Room 209 at Grace Church. We will be wrapping-up our Crossroads program for 2017 with Step 7: SELECTING - Negotiating an Offer and Closing the Deal. Please review and complete Step 7 in your Workbooks. This is a very critical topic in your successful transition into a new position so please come prepared. We will all eventually be faced with an offer- on-the-table so let's talk about how to effectively Close the Deal with your new employer!

Keep Pressing on in His Grace,
-Jim

Saturday, July 08, 2017

NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 10th - Interviewing Best Practices - How to Turn a NO into a YES!

Hi Everyone:
I trust you all had a wonderful Independence Day Holiday! Now it is time to get back to our job searches in earnest. Our next meeting is Monday, July 10th at 7:00pm in Room 209 at Grace Church. We will be discussing Interviewing Best Practices and hear a great  video presentation from Mark Gonska, Outplacement Manager at Dise Company on "How to turn a NO into a YES!" Have you ever received a Rejection Letter from an Interview or Job Offer? Is there a way to turn that Rejection (No) into an Acceptance (Yes)? Come hear Mark share his strategy on how to make that happen!

Looking forward to seeing you all again and hearing your success stories!

All God's Best,
-Jim

Sunday, June 04, 2017

NEXT MEETING: Monday, June 5th - How to WOW Interviewers!

Hi Everyone:
Our next meeting is Monday, June 5th at 7:00pm in Room 209 at Grace Church. Our topic will be Crossroads Step 6: How to WOW Interviewers!. Interviewing is perhaps the most difficult job search skill to master. This is a great session that will get you prepared for your next Interview and sharpen your skills for success in today's hiring market.

Please bring your Crossroads Workbook and stories of what has worked for you in Interviews and what has not. We can all learn from each other and develop personal Best Practices that will get you the Job Offer you have been searching for!

All God's Best,
-Jim

Sunday, May 07, 2017

NEXT MEETING: Monday, May 8th - SEARCHING - Networking Best Practices

Hi Everyone:
Our next meeting is Monday, May 8th at 7:00pm in Room 209 at Grace Church. Our topic will be Crossroads Step 5: SEARCHING - Networking Best Practices. Networking is still the best way to find the best job opportunities and we will talk about how you can become a Networking Pro!🤝

Looking forward to seeing you at this critical session to take your job search to the next level!

All God's Best,
-Jim

Saturday, April 15, 2017

NEXT MEETING: Monday, April 17th - Targeting Employers & Opportunities

Hi Everyone:
Our next meeting is Monday, April 17th at 7:00pm in Room 209 at Grace Church. Our topic will be Crossroads Step 4: ALTITUDE - Targeting Employers & Opportunities. Please complete Steps 1 - 4 in your Workbook and also bring your Discovery Summary from all your assessments. This is a key piece in the job search puzzle and we will talk about how to find the right employer and where to find the best employment opportunities to get you back in the workforce!

He is Risen; He is Risen Indeed!

Easter Blessings on you and your families,
-Jim

Sunday, April 02, 2017

NEXT MEETING: Monday, April 3rd - Kris McGuigan - How to Build a Person Brand from Your Strengths

Hi Everyone:
Our next meeting is Monday, April 3rd at 7:00pm in Room 209 at Grace Church. Our special guest speaker will be Ministry Partner Kris McGuigan who will talk on "How to Build a Person Brand From Your Strengths". Now that we have complete the 5 Strengths Assessments Kris will show us how to use our Self-Discovery to build an strong Personal Brand. Personal  Branding sets you apart from your job search competition by showing employers what value you bring value and fit to their organizations. 

Please bring your assessment Discovery Summary to the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you at this very important session. Please invite anyone you know that could benefit from Kris's presentation.

All God's Best,
-Jim

Saturday, March 18, 2017

NEXT MEETING: Monday, March 20th - APTITUDE - Spiritual Gifts & Workstyle Preferences

Hi Everyone:
Our next meeting is Monday, March 20th at 7:00pm in Room 209 at Grace Church. We will be completing Crossroads Step 3 - APTITUDE - Discover Your Best with the Spiritual Gifts Assessment and the fun Workstyle Preference Assessment. Lastly, you will Summarize Your Aptitude Discovery from all the assessments we have taken over the past several sessions and clearly see how God has uniquely gifted you for work and life.

Looking forward to another great meeting and we hope to see there!

All God's Best,
-Jim

Sunday, March 05, 2017

NEXT MEETING: Monday, March 6th - APTITUDE - Know Your Passions

Our next meeting is Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:00pm in Room 209 at Grace Church. We will continue our discussion of Crossroads Step 3 - APTITUDE and completed an assessment on Knowing Your Passions. Please bring your Workbook and complete Steps 1, 2 & 3. 

Think about this... if you could work anywhere with no restrictions, what would you do and where would you work? Together we will explore our God-given PASSIONS and begin to shape our career choices to reflect those Passions.

All God's Best,
-Jim

Sunday, February 19, 2017

NEXT MEETING: Monday, February 20th - APTITUDE - Discover Your Strengths

Our next meeting is Monday, February 20th at 7:00pm in Room 209 at Grace Church. We will begin Crossroads Step 3: APTITUDE - Discover Your Strengths. Please bring your Workbook and come ready to share stories of your career successes!

Enjoy the wonderful weather but don't forget to come to our meeting!

All God's Best,
-Jim