Christian's Career Journey : Finding the Job God Designed for You

ISBN-10: 1593575181

ISBN-13: 9781593575182

Edition: 2008

Authors: Susan Britton Whitcomb

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Theres a spiritual awakening in the land! God is giving Christians new insights into the critical role their career gifting plays in the marketplace. Whether you want to work in the private sector or public sector, business or industry, corporate America or mom-and-pop shop, nonprofit or ministry organization, this book will unveil the deeper significance and purpose God has for your career. Job Search Journey weaves together the lauded career advice from Susan Britton Whitcombs best-selling Resume Magic, Interview Magic, and Job Search Magic and grounds it in Biblical truth . . . truth that will take Christians on a journey that leads to career abundance and joy on the job.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: JIST Publishing
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 308
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Responding to the Callp. 1
Where Are You Headed?p. 3
God's Four Key Purposes for Workp. 4
Availability vs. Abilityp. 8
Help Wanted: Applications Accepted Via Prayerp. 13
Created to Be Calledp. 17
Career Questions About Callingp. 17
Called to Be, Do, and Perseverep. 19
Biblical Principles of a Callingp. 21
How to Hear from Heavenp. 22
Chapter Wrap-Upp. 27
Reconciling Your Master F.I.T. with God's Master Planp. 33
Visioning and Planningp. 34
Identifying Your Master F.I.T.p. 35
Career Assessments to Discover Your Master F.I.T.p. 49
Chapter Wrap-Upp. 51
Making the Right Career Decisionp. 55
Brainstorming Optionsp. 57
Investigate with Legworkp. 65
Consider the Steps to Get Therep. 70
Weigh the Pros and Consp. 70
Commit to a Decisionp. 74
Create Your Focus Statementp. 75
Chapter Wrap-Upp. 77
Planning Your Campaign and Creating Your Career Marketing Documentsp. 81
Getting Your Job Search Plan Togetherp. 83
12 Tips for the Road to Self-Employmentp. 84
Break Your Job Search Plan into Small Stepsp. 87
Five Phases of a Job Transitionp. 88
Plan A-Create a SMART Goalp. 90
Plan B-Give Yourself Optionsp. 101
Job Search Resources and Budgetp. 102
Your Support Teamp. 102
Avoid the Traps, Temptations, and "Yes, Buts" That Keep You from Your Callingp. 104
Chapter Wrap-Upp. 108
Capturing Your Value with "Smart" Success Storiesp. 111
Conveying Value to Employersp. 112
Inventorying Your Success Storiesp. 115
Using the SMART Format to Answer Behavioral Interview Questionsp. 119
Writing Your Success Storiesp. 123
Chapter Wrap-Upp. 128
Communicating Your Value Via a Career Brandp. 131
How Can a Career Brand Help?p. 132
The Elements of Your Brandp. 133
The Essence of Brandingp. 133
Verbal Branding: Creating Your Sound Bitesp. 134
Visual Branding: Look and Act the Part!p. 142
Chapter Wrap-Upp. 147
The Blueprint for a Masterful Resumep. 151
The One Hard-and-Fast Rule for Resume Writingp. 152
Two Tried-and-True Winning Formats: Chronological and Functionalp. 153
What to Include on Your Resume-and What Not to Includep. 160
Putting It All Togetherp. 162
Chapter Wrap-Upp. 170
Accomplishments: The Linchpin of a Great Resumep. 173
What Employers Really Want in a Resumep. 175
Words to Woo Employersp. 177
Strategies for Presenting Accomplishmentsp. 178
Where to Find Material for Your Accomplishmentsp. 183
Impact-Mining: Probing Questions to Unearth Hidden Treasuresp. 184
Sifting Through the Accomplishments You've Gatheredp. 184
Finalizing Your Resume with Formatting, Editing, and Proofingp. 185
Chapter Wrap-Upp. 187
E-resumes, Cover Letters, and Other Career Marketing Documentsp. 191
Creating ASCII Plain-Text Resumesp. 192
Creating an E-portfoliop. 195
Getting on the Blog Bandwagonp. 196
Cover Letters and Other Correspondencep. 198
Chapter Wrap-Upp. 206
Executing Your Job Searchp. 209
Tackling Your Job Search with New Economy Strategiesp. 211
Six Misconceptions and Mistakes Christians Can Avoid in Their Job Searchp. 212
Tap the Hidden Job Market with a Targeted Searchp. 215
The Difference Between Openings and Opportunitiesp. 215
Seven Steps to a Targeted Searchp. 217
Chapter Wrap-Upp. 238
Covering Your Bases with Traditional Search Strategiesp. 243
Why People Continue to Use Traditional Search Strategiesp. 243
The Seven Venues of a Traditional Searchp. 244
Keeping the Momentum Goingp. 255
Chapter Wrap-Upp. 255
The Four Cs of Interviewing: Connect, Clarify, Collaborate, and Closep. 259
Connect with the Interviewer-How to Create the Right Chemistryp. 261
Clarify What Needs to Be Donep. 264
Collaborate on How to Do the Jobp. 268
Close with Professionalism-How to Wrap Up and Winp. 269
How to Determine Whether This Is the Right Positionp. 270
Measure Your Performance in a Post-Interview Analysisp. 273
Chapter Wrap-Upp. 274
Salary Negotiations: Truths and Tips for Christians in the Marketplacep. 279
Seven Situations That Cause Christians to Stumble over Salaryp. 280
Five Truths to Take to the Salary Negotiation Tablep. 281
Preparing for the Salary Dancep. 282
How to Deflect Salary Questions Until the Offerp. 285
When an Offer Is Madep. 287
How to Initiate a Counter-Offerp. 289
Negotiating Additional Elements of Your Compensation Packagep. 293
Get the Offer in Writing and Think It Overp. 293
Chapter Wrap-Upp. 293
Your New Job Description: 10 Career Commandmentsp. 297
Christian Career and Leadership Coachesp. 301
Indexp. 303
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