“Trusting your gut” is a phrase often heard when seeking advice or guidance. In our professional experience, paying attention to changes within your company culture or job description and being proactive is a critical tool in guiding your career path.
Marc P. worked with a company for 14 years and held numerous titles and responsibilities. Feeling a growing disconnect due to the pandemic and “trusting his gut,” he reached out to Crosworks to prepare himself for possible, upcoming changes.
After Marc started the career assessment program with Crosworks, his company re-organized and he was forced to look for a new job outside of the company. The idea of job seeking, interviewing and resume writing seemed overwhelming and, quite frankly, it had been a long time since he had done this. Thankfully, he already was working with Crosworks for help!
Marc worked with one of Crosworks’ career strategists and shared his experience.
What led you to seek career counseling from Crosworks?
I had been in my position for too long and needed a fresh perspective. I noticed a shift in my responsibilities and work environment, mostly due to the pandemic, and decided to be proactive. After changes happened within the organization, I needed assistance in preparing for an interview and those types of things that I hadn’t done in 14 years. Crosworks helped me with that.
Can you describe the process/experience with Crosworks?
I met with my coach about every two weeks. We moved at the speed I was comfortable with and the total process took about 12 weeks. We did a Birkman assessment, took time to understand my workplace needs, worked on my elevator pitch, prepared for interviews and did some resume work.
What were some of the most valuable parts of working with Crosworks?
I would say one of the most valuable parts for me was understanding and highlighting my strengths and learning to apply them to the job.
What did you learn about yourself from the Birkman assessment?
The key thing was to understand the best fit for me and to be able to communicate that in a confident manner. Birkman and Crosworks helped me to accomplish that.
What are some key techniques you learned about interviewing and developing your own “elevator pitch?”
I learned how to say more with less—being “to the point” and communicating my best attributes clearly, efficiently and swiftly.
How was your overall experience with Crosworks?
My overall experience was very good, very positive. The process did what I wanted it to do; it gave me insight into myself and my work style, as well as what I needed to perform my best.
Would you recommend working with Crosworks to others? Why?
Yes, absolutely. This process really helped me focus on my strengths and what I can bring to an organization. I think everyone can benefit from that.
Since working with Crosworks, Marc secured a position with a new organization. He’s applying what he learned about himself. Regardless of where you are in your career, whether you want to change inside or outside of your current position, Crosworks can help. Our team offers important tools and insights to help you reach your goals and to perform your best. To learn more about what we do and how we can help, visit our website or contact us for a free consultation.