You are God’s workmanship. You are created for good works. You are to be about this business wherever you are, in whatever else you are doing. Even when unemployed? Even when unemployed! This is how it can happen for you…
“Can I really depend on God to give direction for my job search through the Scriptures? After all, it was not written to me or to a contemporary culture.”
The short answer is…
Do you have nit-picker’s disease? Things you write – in this case, your résumé – are never quite good enough, never quite done. How can you be cured of that disease?
You’ve heard it all your life, your parents would tell you it’s not a good idea to brag or boast about things you’ve done. Others don’t like to hear it, because it sounds too much like pride. That was good advice when you were a kid. But does it hold true when you’re creating your résumé? To brag or not to brag?
You should not do your job search alone. You can be independent, but not a loner. You need others to review your résumé, to provide job leads, to offer advice, to be referrals. A job search is indeed a group effort.
You may have heard the saying, “When you don’t have a job, your job is to find a job.” The idea is that you should focus on your job search and not be distracted with all the other chores that could steal time from your search. And that’s good advice, but is it possible?
God has been weaving your résumé, and building your skill set with every job you’ve held. Even now, in your job search, He is doing the same thing. He is building your skills to enable you to make a unique contribution to His adventure.
You may have said or thought, “There’s my neighbor. He was out of work only two weeks before he got a new job…I’ve been out for months, and still haven’t found one! And he doesn’t give a thought to the things of God, while I am trying to live as God desires. Just doesn’t seem right!” How should you change your focus?
If you’re like most job seekers, sooner or later, you face the questions, “Am I really qualified?” or, “Are my skill sets in a totally different arena?” or “Do I even have a chance for this position?”
How do you look at the process of your job search? Is it something you must do on your own, or is it alright to look for help as you search?