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It is never pleasant to be laid off, but the experience can be a good opportunity to make important progress.
Search for a new job
Begin a job search with focused, persistent effort. There are no guarantees for immediate success, but keep going. Seek God’s direction through prayer – it’s essential during this time. Maintain a good attitude, keep the big picture in perspective, and ask yourself whether you really trust God or you just say that you trust Him.
Develop a well-thought-out strategy or plan.
Network, because the most effective method of finding a new job is through your contacts. These could include family, friends, business relations, business contacts, and church family.
The best way to convince potential employers that you are the person they are looking for is to know what gifts, talents, and abilities are your greatest and most marketable assets. Write out the answers to these questions.
Concentrate job search efforts on your areas of greatest strength. This shouldn’t be a time to learn new skills. Find several companies you’d like to work for and the job position or responsibilities that match your strengths. Contact managers of departments where you’d want to work in the different companies and ask for an interview. If a manager is open to your suggestion, send your résumé, and always follow through.
Work as unto the Lord
Take literally the principle of work in Colossians 3:23-24: "Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve." Look to the Lord for a successful job search.
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