Tasks To Help You In Your Job Search
“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind
and straining toward what is ahead.”
Christ said, “I have finished the work…” (John. 17:4) Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first his kingdom….” Paul said, “This one thing I do….”
Too often we would have to say, “These 20 things I dabble at.”
We let schedules and other people’s agendas drive us. The media makes our decisions for us. Friends tell us we should be looking for a particular kind of job. We don’t have our own agenda. We don’t listen to our own dreams. We don’t really know what we are about. But we don’t need to be stuck here!
You can’t do everything…
You have to decide what you will do with your time and what you will focus on with your mind. And there is a difference.
Your daily tasks while you are unemployed must be to find employment, while your focus is to become attuned to how God is growing you during this time.
In order to find meaningful employment, there are certain things you must do:
- You must gain a good understanding of who you are and your uniqueness.
- You must craft the most effective résumé to capture God’s story written in your vocation.
- You must form a network of contacts and use other means to identify opportunities.
- You must anticipate and prepare for interviewing.
- You must know your priorities so you can evaluate offers and select one right for you.
- You must plan for your new job and be ready on day one to learn how you can best contribute to the organization.
The book, The Christian Job Search manual; 6 Biblical Secrets for an Effective Job Hunting Adventure can help you address each of these.
While those are your tasks, other activities will help you focus on Christ, and these activities will help:
- Bible; read it, study it, memorize it, meditate on it, listen to biblically sound sermons.
- Prayer; spend time praising God, confessing your shortcomings, giving thanks, and asking for His help for yourself and others.
- Fellowship; spend time with other believers in meaningful discussion, Bible study, and supporting and encouraging each other.
- Ministry; look for ways to serve, to volunteer your time and practice what you do well.
How are you doing in your tasks to find employment? How are you doing in activities to help you stay focused? You need both.
Father of my life, sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the need to find work. Help me focus on the work you are doing in me.
If you would like to explore working with a Christian centered Career Coach, Contact me for a no-obligation consultation and we can discuss your situation, what you would like to achieve, and structure your job search to fit your uniqueness.