Heavenly Father, You are the God of all seasons. I praise you for all of your marvelous works! Thank you for sending the gift of Your only son, Jesus, to deliver me from sin. I stand on your word in Psalms 16:5-6 (Good News), "You, LORD, are all I have, and you give me all I need; my future is in your hands. How wonderful are your gifts to me; how good they are!" Thank you for the many gifts you have given me during this season... especially the gift of work!
This week I attended a networking event at my church. There were several people there in career transition, networking for their new career. While some of them knew exactly how to network, I noticed the rest needed some networking tips. I dedicate this article to those who want to network, but need pointers on HOW TO NETWORK. Keep in mind that 63% of people find employment through someone they know. Only about 2% of people find employment by ONLY using the internet job boards to do their job search. Article Continued
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER----BOOKS for Career Success
In The Black: Live Faithfully, Prosper Financially by Aaron W. Smith with Brenda Lane Richardson
At first I thought the book might just be another “these are the steps to becoming financially free” book. However, I was surprised to find that this book was enveloped with stories about everyday working people and the challenges they faced with saving for retirement and handling their finances. The stories were colorful and each one had a lesson. In addition, the book is also a workbook and journal which allows the reader to reflect at the end of each chapter on their financial situation and record their thoughts. I was intrigued to find a scripture at the end of each chapter. I thought this book would be appropriate for this encouragement blog because we all know that we want God to bless the work of our hands, but what should we do with the money?
Work Your Strengths by Chuck Martin, Richard Guare, Ph.D., Peg Dawson, Ed.D.
How can you convince someone to hire you if you do not completely understand your strengths and weaknesses. In fact, one of the most common questions on an interview is to describe your strengths and weaknesses. This book will help you explore your strengths from a work perspective and give you the tools to analyze yourself, your current position, your colleagues, and even the organization you will thrive in. Read the complete review of this book here.