If you’re God’s child, you don’t have to search for help. Help has come to you in the person, presence, power and grace of Jesus. – Paul David Tripp
“And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13
You often see this like it’s a security blanket: God has a plan for me …
* Look in the Mirror that’s Your Competition.
Then Double Check…
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
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Part 2 How to find a job during a recession : If you are getting ready for a job search during troubled times, here are some tips from the experts. (CNN Money Careerbuilder.com)
- Role play: Practice your answers to interview questions — especially the one that explains why you aren’t working, recommends J.T. O’Donnell, a nationally syndicated workplace columnist. “If you were fired, or part of a layoff, you most likely are struggling to deal with this adversity. Role play with someone so you can get comfortable with your answer,” she proposes. “Confidence is key. You’ll need to be able to explain the situation in a way that is authentic and sincere without sounding bitter or defeated. Try to stay positive and share what you’ve learned from the experience — employers hire folks with good attitudes and the ability to handle adversity.”
- Polish your brand and market it: “How you choose to market yourself will directly impact how long it will take to find a new job,” O’Donnell declares. “Identify your strengths and put together the best possible personal brand.” You can do this with a flawless résumé, customized and compelling cover letters, and articulate and engaging networking. You should be prepared, professional and do the work for the interviewer,” Morgan says. “Don’t make them guess or imagine how you could fit in — that is your job … If you can’t make yourself relevant, your résumé will quickly be on the bottom of the pile.”
- Find opportunity in your current position: “New skills can come from a small part of your job that you most enjoy doing,” Morgan declares. Ask your current employer to send you to a conference, pay membership dues or join an association. You can also leverage dreaded tasks by seeking out ones that match a future interest, Morgan adds. “If you dream of running a nonprofit but are an operations manager, volunteer to run the community day for your company.
- Be realistic: “Get real about the time it will take to find a new job,” O’Donnell asserts. “In this current job market, I tell clients to expect it to take at least three months to find a job that pays $40,000. Add one month for every $10,000 more you want in salary. In other words, if you are looking for $80,000 a year, expect it to take at least seven months to find a new job.”
The City of Nacogdoches Municipal Court will be closed TODAY from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to attend the funeral of Nacogdoches Police Department Bailiff/Warrant Officer Kenneth Jackson. Municipal Court will re-open at 1 p.m. for regular business.
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