You are the Most High who is full of wisdom. You are my creator and You understand every detail about me. Please uncover my dominate gift and help me to recognize the special ability you planted in me. Thank you for making me unique and for giving me Your genius. You said in 1 Corinthians 2:20 "...these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit." Thank You, Lord for divine revelation. I believe You have given me wisdom about the things that come naturally to me. I thank You for giving wisdom on how to use my gifts. You promised in Psalm 51:6 (NIV) "Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom." Thank You for creating a unique individual like me. I praise You for all of my gifts and I will use them for Your Glory so that others see a testimony of Your grace and mercy towards me. Thank You Lord for the power to recognize all of my gifts and talents.
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.