What are you qualified for in the job market? Does it seem like you have no job potential, no employable skills? Then you need to consider this…
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How is your job search similar to Joseph as he waited to be released from prison by Pharoah? Where was his faith? Where is yours? Do you know what’s going on behind the scenes?
Have you ever looked at your job search as an adventure? It’s quite possible you would have to respond, “Yeah, right!” As in all of life, God desires that your job search be part of life’s adventure. You can join with him to see what he has in-store for you.
They say the best time to get a job is while you still have a job, and I’ve been out of work for a couple of months now. Am I doomed before I even start?”
That idea about getting a job while you have a job has been going around for years, but the practical reality is that the large majority of people don’t start looking until they know they are going to be laid off or have already been laid off. And the vast number of unemployed folks find new positions in a reasonable time from when they apply themselves and understand the process.
Do you think Joseph ever had the thought that his talents were being wasted while he spent those 13 years in slavery and prison?
You may see your day-after-day job search sameness much like Joseph’s day-after-day prison term sameness. You don’t see the whole story; you can’t see what God is doing. You can’t see what God is orchestrating.
How do you handle success? When things are rough, when your job search goes on and on and on it’s easy to remember to call on God for strength, wisdom patience. But when things turn around, when you get that new job, when things are going splendidly, do you remember God at that time?
A job search is not unlike dating. Remember those teen years? Whether you dated a lot or a little, were popular or a wallflower, you probably experienced the following once or numerous times, and now you are facing it all over again in your job search…
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.