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1</p><p>FINDINGAJOB,GODSWAYDavidRawlesCh.1:PutYourBehindinthePastp.16:GoodadviceabouthowGodhealsthehurtofsituationsthathavemadeyoujobless.Donotallowyourviewsonwhyyoulostyourlastjobtocoloryournewinterviews;trytoremainpositiveandfuturefocused.Planincludedforresolvinghurtfeelingsaboutlastjobloss.Ch.2:ToughCircumstances:prayforandforgivethosewhohavetreatedyoubadlyinyourlastjob.Ch.3:GreatComebacks:examplesoffamouspeoplewhohavefailedbeforegreatsuccessintheirendeavors.Ch.4:RevealingyourCharacter:HowSamuelwasgroomedandpreparedtoleadIsrael,andthenthepeoplerejectedhisgodlyrule.HehadtoanointSaulkinginhisplace.Ch.5:YourFutureFocus:narrowyourfocussoyouonlyconsiderandprepareforthejobsyoureallywant.Choosewhereyouaregoing,whilecommittingyourplanstotheLord,andyouwillsucceed.Ch.6:DiscoveringGodswill:developrelationshipswithGod,yourself,andothers;knowyourowngiftsandtrustthatGodwillusethem.Ch.7:YourNextBoss:ifyouweregivenachancetoselectyournextboss,whomwouldyoupick?Steps:defineyouridealboss.Usecategories:personality,values,skills,experiences,andleadershipstyle.Ch.8:PlanningPartner:theloveofGodisthebestassuranceyouhavethathewilldowhatisbestforyou.Ch.9:Estimateyoursearchtime:forevery$10,000.ofyearlyincomeforjob,expectamonthofsearchtime;3050%moretimeduringaneconomicdownturn.Age,sex,race,andexperienceareallfactorsinfluencingsuccessinajobsearch.Healthandphysicalpresencearefactorsaswell.Seekasalarywithin20%ofyourlastjob.Willingnesstorelocateanduseoftimetovolunteerwillhelp.Ch.10:SpeedtheSearchProcess:1.Pray2.Tightenyourfocus3.Gatherknowledgeandinformation4.Developaplanandgivemoretimetoiteachday5.Changevariablesthatimpactemployers.6.ReviewhelpfulBibleverseseachday.</p></li><li><p> 2</p><p>Ch.11:StretchingYourDollars:suggestionsforbudgetingandcuttingbackonexpenses.Ch.12:PlanningyourWeek:prioritizethemethodsofjobsearchesyoudo/planweekinadvance;allowforchanges;workyourplandiligently.Theplansofthediligentleadtoprofit,surelyashasteleadstopoverty.(Prov.21:5)Ch.13:JobBoards:Boomorbust:usejobboardssuchasMonsterandCareerBuilders.comtoseewhatkindsofindustriesarehiring.Butnetworkingisthemostsuccessfuljobsearchingmethod,sousemostofyourtimetoconnectwithpeoplewhomaybeabletohelpyouinyoursearchtofindtherightjob.Ch.14KeepGettingBetter:takethetimeyouhavetoimproveyourself;takeaclass,volunteer,exercisemore,startaprogram.AtleastyouwillhaveananswertothequestionWhathaveyoudonesinceyouvebeenlaidoff?Ch.15:BacktoSchool:youhavetolookatyouroptionsandseeksupportifyoudecideyoumustgobacktoschoolinordertobehiredforthejobyouwant.Ch.16:MentoringandAccountability:Find2to4others(nomore)andstartasupportgroupwiththem.Ch.17:Networking:GettingToKnowtheRightPeople:itisthemosteffectivejobsearchtoolyoucanuse.Ch.18:Goodnetworking:buildrelationships;itsaboutwhatyoucangive.Itsnotaboutyourneeds.Itsaboutaskingforadviceandseekingsuggestionstohelpyouimproveyourowneffortstofindwork.Startsowingseedsofconcernforothersandbuildingstrong,longlastingrelationshipswiththem.Ch.19:WhentoNetwork:foreverCh.20:TheNetworkingGoldCard:Determinewhatyouhavetoofferandtakeittovolunteerataplacethatneedsthoseskills.Visitwww.servenet.organduseyourzipcodetodeterminewhatplacescoulduseyourhelp.Ch.21:NetworkingonSteroids:1.Jobsearchingisamarathonrace;paceyourself.2.Peoplehirepeople;organizationsdonthirepeople.3.Firstimpressioniskey;makethemostofeveryimpression.Ch.22:GreatResumes:Fivestepstodevelopingagreatresume:1.Writetheresumetogetyouaninterview2.Itsbothcontentandstyle3.Draftagoodoneforstarters4.Askrespectedpersonstoreviewit5.Revise/rewriteuntilittellswhoyouareandwhatyoucando.Effectiveresumesare:shortanduncrowdedonpage(nomorethan2pages);12pt.font;nameandcontactinformationontop;bulletsforaccomplishments;dontputresumeontop,orreferencesavailableon</p></li><li><p> 3</p><p>requestatbottom;bothareassumed.Useactionverbsforyouraccomplishments;usegoodpaper;avoidjargon;avoidreferencestosalary;usedictionary;haveitproofread.Ch.23:HaveyouDeterminedWhereYoureHeaded?Stateyourtargetpositioninclear,boldletteringontopofyourresume.Ch.24:AimingatSeveralTargets:notadvised.Itsbettertofocusyourenergyononetypeofjobatatime.Ch.25:GreatcoverLetters:Useindividualsnameandaddressittothem,nottowhomitmayconcern.Greatcoverlettersare:customized,clear,concise,connecting,andcurious.Ch.26:TheCommonConnection:askquestionsandtrytofindarealconnectionwiththepersonyouareaddressinginyourcoverletter.Ch.27:TheTwoMinuteDrill:In2minutes,explainconciselyyourpast,presentandfutureemploymentjourney.(written,mightbe5shortparagraphsthattellaboutyourrelevantworkandeducationhistory.)Brokendown:90secondsofpersonalandworkhistory,(whereyouwerereared,education,familyvalues,etc.)followedbya30secondfocusonyourfuturegoals.Writeitdownandpracticeit,inthecar,athomeinthemirror,etc.Ch.28:SalaryHistory:dontgiveoutthatinfoontheinternet.Waituntiltheinterviewerhasmetyou.Leaveroomfornegotiationlateriftheylikeyouandwanttohireyou.Iftheemployerinsists,giveabroadrangethatisacceptabletoyou.YoucanaskDoyouhavearangeforthisposition?Ch.29:ReferenceswithClout:preparealistof10to15referencestobeusedlaterintheinterviewprocess;neveronyourresumetobeginwith.Usetheonesyouthinkwillmakeadifferencewiththisoneemployer.Ch.30:InterviewPrep:Prayfirst;learnaboutthecompanyandtheinterviewer;prepareanswerstopossiblequestions;preparesomequestionsforthecompany;preparefollowupnotes;confirmtime,dateandplaceofinterview;Arrive1015minutesearly.Ch.31:PrepareyourAnswers:toquestionssuchasthemostaskedCanyoutellmealittleaboutyourself?and:explaingapsinyouremploymenthistory;reasonswhyyouleftyourlastemployer;thingsyoudowell,andafewyoudonotdosowell;careergoals;anythingunusualonyourresume;whatisreallyimportanttoyou.Ch.32:PrepareyourQuestions:toimpresstheintervieweraskaboutthecompany;itshowsgenuineinterest.Itsasurvivaltacticitsarrogantnottohaveanyquestionsaboutapotentialemployer;askaboutopportunitiestogrow,about</p></li><li><p> 4</p><p>theboss,aboutwhatisthemostimportantthingtheywanttoknowaboutyou.Listentoadvicetheygivecarefullyandaccepttheirinstruction.(Proverbs19:20)Ch.33:GatheringResearch:aboutthecompanyandtheinterviewer;makeanyconnectionswiththemyoufind;makethebestpossiblefirstimpression.WhattoLookfor:specificsaboutthecompany;aboutthebossand/orinterviewer;specsabouttheopenposition.How:talktoformeremployees,currentemployees,customersandsuppliers,readthewebsite,lookatprofessionaljournals,visittheChamberofCommerce,contactprofessionalassociations.UseyourGodgiventimeoutwhileyouarejobhuntingtobestadvantage.Ch.34:DressthePart:Clothesshouldbeappropriateforthepositionsought;clean,ironed,conservative,hairshouldbeclean,cut,colored,styledappropriately.Practiceanduseyourbestsmileintheinterview.Impressionsaremadewithinthefirsts10to20seconds.Putonattitudes;friendliness,confidence;showyouaretheretohelpthem.Ch.35:PhantasticPhone:Beforeyoucall,knowyourobjective,whatyouwillsay,andhowyouwillsayit.Placeamirrorinfrontofyourphoneandsmilewhileyoutalk.Expressyourinterestinbeingincludedinthenextstepoftheprocess.Keepnotespostednearthephonetorememberanswerstomostaskedquestions.Keepyouransweringmachinemessageappropriate:upbeat,friendly,andpositive.Teacholderchildrenhowtotakeamessage,iftheywillbeansweringthephoneinyourabsence.Cancelcallwaitingwhileyouarelookingforajob.Ch.36:Honesty,theOnlyPolicy:Itisthemostvaluedattributetoanemployer.Youmightexplainflawsinyourworkhistorywithwordslikeearlyinmycareer,IandthenIhavelearnedtoandfinishitwithapositivegainfromtheexperience.Ch.37:ControllingtheInterview:youcanlearntocontrol90%ofyourinterviews,during90%oftheconversation,with90%ofinterviewers.Preparationiskey.Prayandlistenduringtheinterview.Ch.38:Storytelling:Learntogiveaspecificexamplethatshowshowyouimplementedaspecificvalueoftheircompany.Ch.39:PowerfulHiddenLanguage:useeyecontact,smiles,andenthusiasminyourgestures;keepbodypostureerect;showyouareinterestedbyyourbodylanguage.Ch.40:SelfIncriminatingQuestions:Answerquestionshonestlyandpositively.Ch.41:DiscriminatingEmployers:Getgoodspecificlegaladviceifyoubelieveyouhavebeendiscriminatedagainst.However,mostcasesaredifficulttoproveandarguingwithanemployerseldomdoesyouanygoodinyourjobsearch.</p></li><li><p> 5</p><p>Ch.42:AskfortheJob:Attheendoftheinterview,expressyourinterestandaskforthejob;youmaybeoneofthefewwhoendtheirinterviewthatway.Sometimesevenofferingtoworkthereforfreeforamonthtoproveyourselfmaygetyouinthedoor.Ch.43:BePersistentbutnotaPest:youaskedwhatthenextstepwillbeintheinterviewprocess;nowfollowupby:thankyounote,references,interestnote,phonecall,and1morecallafterthedeadline.Askforabusinesscardattheinterviewandmailitthedayoftheinterview,onthewayhome.Ch.44:NoReferenceBeforeitsTime;askhowandwhentheinterviewerwouldprefertoseeyourreferences,thensendthem,butnotbeforetheyhavebeenaskedfor.Ch.45:YourBestReferences:Developalistof1018peopleyoucanuseinyourreferencematrix.Thendevelopalistofyourbestqualities/abilitiesyouwishtomarket.Afteryourinterview,gathertogether3to5referenceswhowilltestifytothenecessaryqualities/skillsforthejobyouwant.Ch.46:ThankYouNotes:Lessthan2%ofapplicantssendone;youwillstandoutfromthecrowdifyoudo.Evenifyouarenotselectedforthatposition,theinterviewerwillrememberyournameandmayrecommendyouforanother,hiddenpositiontheyknowabout.Ch.47:SelfEvaluation:Aftertheinterview,within12hours,evaluateyour:preparation,performance,andpotentialimpact.BeopentoGodscorrectionasyoureviewyourperformanceonthatinterview.Ch.48:FollowUpSystems:Developone,whetheryouuseanotebookorindexcards,computerprogram,orhandhelddevice.Recordyourinterviewersnameandcontactinformation,andkeepitwithyouforeasyreference.Followupwithanyactionyoucommittedyourselftoattheinterview.Ch.49:RejectionsMayBeaBlessing:rememberthatGodisneverrejectingyou,buthewilluserejectionsinyourlife,andwillblessyouwiththejobyoudogetintheend.Ch.50:TheRightJobVs.theRightJob:Carefullyconsidereveryjobofferinlightoftheboss,company,culture,industry,andgeographyinvolved.Ifitturnsouttobeawrongchoice,youwillbeheldaccountabledownthelineforyourchoicetoworkthere.Prayforguidance,listentoGodspeople,anddoasGoddirectsyoutodo.Ch.51:WhatIsnegotiable:sometimes:salary,payratechanges,timeoffwithorwithoutpay,and/orworkingconditions.Negotiatebeforeyoutakethejob,oryoumayloseyourleverageindecisionsthataffectyou.</p></li><li><p> 6</p><p>Ch.52:NegotiationsEtiquette:reviewtheentireofferandnegotiatetermsbeforeyouacceptit.Askforareviewperiodwhileyoutalkwithfamilymembersandprayoveranyoffer.Knowwhatyourskillsareworthinthejobmarket.Ch.53:AFriendCloserThanaBrother:prayforafriendwhowillbebrutallyhonestwithyouaboutanyblindspotyoumayhave,suchasaknowitallattitudeyoumaynotrealizeyouhavedeveloped,whichmaybeturningoffprospectiveemployers.Ch.54:MeasuresthatNeverFail:thesesuggestionswontworkforyouunlessyouputthemintopractice.Ch.55:SucceedingbyServing:Usethefollowing10KeyStrategiesinyournewjob:</p><p>1. embracehonesty2. givepeopleyourundividedattention3. underpromiseandoverdeliver4. donttakeyourselftooseriously5. Listenwithyourears,heart,andmind.6. Putothersneedsaboveyourown7. Givefriendlygreetings8. Sticktoyourprinciplesbuttreateveryonewithrespect.9. Demonstrateconfidence.10. Enjoyyourserviceforothers.</p><p>Ch.56:CleaninguptheMess:Seekforgivenessforyourmistakes,accepttheconsequences,andmoveon.Itmaytakesometime,butGodwillgiveyouallyouneed.Ch.57:LandMines:Manypoorattitudes(landmines)canhinderyourjobperformance,andinrealityyoudonothaveanyguaranteethatyouwillneverloseanotherjob.However,youcanchoosetodevelopyourrelationshipwithGodandothersandworkonthoseattitudesbystayinginGodswordandseekingsupportfromotherChristians.Ch.58:IntotheCareerHOVLane:FindthejobGodwantsyoutohave,andthensticktoit.Chooseyourwordscarefullyandspeakkindlytoothers.Committodoingthebestjobyoucanandstayopentorefiningyourjobskills.</p></li></ul>