Prayers for Your Career: Having Confidence in Your Job Search
I worship You because You reign Supreme. Please give me more confidence in my ability to find a job. Please go before me as I network and distribute my resume. Please lead and guide me as I interview again and again. I know that You have a plan for me. Let my steps be ordered according to Your will. Thank You, Lord, that I can rest because my confidence is in You. I stand on Your word. “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” –Psalm 27:13 (NIV)
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
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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.