Advice for the Unemployed
Are you unemployed? Having been laid off twice in my life, I understand the pain.
The job market’s been affected, if not permanently changed, as a result of COVID, but there are plenty of opportunities for those searching for a job. It’s good to prepare yourself for what lies ahead, regardless of whether you’re unemployed or considering a career change. According to CareerBuilder.com, a few trends are obvious:
• Healthcare workers are still in high demand.
• Retail jobs are down overall.
• The technology sector remains strong.
• Truck driving remains steady.
Now there’s an upside to unemployment, God can lead you to something better or more satisfying than your prior job. View your job search as a full-time job. Don’t fall into bad habits or squander your time. When a professional athlete gets cut by a team, he or she still has to stay in shape and strive to improve in order to win a spot on another team. Develop a daily schedule. Read, study, and research. Invest in your gifts, talents, and professional abilities to make sure you’re more valuable to potential employers, and clean up your social media, which in today’s world, is valuable as a resume. Crown’s Career Direct assessment can help you understand your personality, skills, interests, and values. Our coaches can point you in the direction of your God-given design. Most importantly, pray. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6)
Now if unemployment has created major credit card debt, I recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They can create a debt management plan that will work. For more information call the Crown Helpline at 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.