You have a story to tell, and everyone’s story is different. Your job search is an opportunity to think about that story, and practice the telling so it is a natural delivery. But just how much do you share in a job interview?
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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?
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.
How can you view your job search with different eyes, so you can find a career that doesn’t feel mundane, and makes you want to get up Monday morning? Here are at least 3 possibilities.
Do you sometimes feel like you are different from everyone you know? Do you sometimes think you are completely out of step with those around you? Does it seem like you are viewing the world from a totally different perspective? That’s not bad, make your job search unique to you and stand out in a crowd.
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…
If you see your job search as more of a partnership with God in His adventure, as a collaboration requiring your energy and His behind-the-scenes directing, and as an integration of your ingenuity and His power, then you will be able to take the more humble approach recognizing you simply cannot do it on your own.
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?
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.
The process of making a career change involves identifying what you bring to a job, where you find your greatest sense of fulfillment, and then finding opportunities that offer those, rather than looking at job announcements to see where you can find one that uses what you have.