Does your life feel like you are caught in a downward spiral that seemingly has no end? You lost your job. No opportunities have panned out. Finances are getting low. You’re behind on some bills. There’s stress and tension at home. Your prayers seem to bounce off the ceiling.
When you were growing up your self-esteem was impacted by whether you were picked last for playground games. Now it can negatively be impacted during a job search. What can you do to prevent that from happening?
The pain of losing a job is real. The pain of an on-going job search is just as real.
Researchers tell us that a job loss is one of the top 10 stressors you can face. The pain is not abnormal, it’s common. Like any pain, it needs to be managed.
Your job interviewer is only human, he/she can make mistakes just like you. You don’t have to be fearful of them, especially if you prepare using some of these ideas.
Sometimes a job search can be downright depressing, discouraging, and intimidating. I read all these ads for positions like what I do, and they all seem to be asking for work experience and expertise I don’t have.
Is your résumé an attention grabber? God’s is. Max Lucado says in The Great House of God that the sky is God’s résumé. On a crystal clear night, you can look up and be mesmerized by what you see. Does your résumé do that for potential employers?
Whom should you be seeking counsel from in your job search?
“Lean not to your own understanding.”
Your job search is an opportunity to celebrate your uniquenesses, thank God for them, and think about how best to package them in your story, your resume and your interviewing.
Ever considered how your personality traits should play an important part of a successful career change? Use this resource to help in your career pursuit.
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