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Kneel (sincerely ask for God's guidance) and Knock on doors of opportunity with excellent job search techniques
This final stage in developing a WORK Principle is the one
where most students begin their career development process. This
is a huge mistake. Only after students discover their strengths,
determine a plan of preparation, and gain relevant experience
are they truly ready to look for work in their chosen field.
How does a job search of a Christian differ from a job search
of a person who has chosen not to follow Christ? It differs mainly
in attitude. Christians earnestly desire God's will above anything
else and seek God's guidance before and during the "hunt."
They want God to choose their place of service, not they themselves.
This involves time in prayer.
Knocking on doors of opportunity involves all ethical job
search techniques. It means writing an excellent resume and cover
letter, networking, learning to find the "hidden" job
interviewing with all the various interviewing approaches until
the process becomes comfortable, and learning business etiquette.
If students have built a good foundation of career development
with the first three stages, this final stage will come much
more easily and naturally. They will be able to enter the job
market confident that they are well prepared.
Our center provides help with resume and cover letter preparation,
job search skills, mock interviews, a credential file service,
a resume service that connects students with employers, job posting
information, and much more. We also have graduate school information
for those students who want to further their education. We are
one place on campus that students should visit every year of
their University career. We can help MVNU students develop their
WORK Principle so they can be sure they have adequately prepared
for the work God has for them.