10 Secrets about landing a job that employers don’t want you to know

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In this volatile, changing and uncertain economy where so many people are currently seeking employment while others are keenly keeping their eyes open for new opportunities, it is very important to be aware of some of the secrets about landing jobs that employers don’t want you to know.

If you are in a situation where you are currently unemployed and feeling somewhat discouraged about the process or if you are restlessly enduring the subtle threats of being laid off – the following 10 secrets about landing a job that employers don’t want you to know would be of great interest to you:

1. Every employer is subject to the power of God – God is able to change the heart of any employer so as to allow them to hire you. Keep your job search a focus of your prayer life and God will reward you greatly. Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26 NIV

2. Always be positive about your Job Search – keep believing! Every contact and every application filled out gets you closer and closer to your next job.

3. If you were to put as much effort into planning and executing your own enterprise as is currently demanded by your boss, in many cases you can use that same discipline to become an employer and start your own enterprise.

4. You hold the right to maintain your integrity and value system even though economies seem to be crumbling worldwide. Never let an organization or employer hold a big stick over your head to commit fraudulent activity and other crimes on their behalf – these organizations and employers are the same ones who  never forget to list a plethora of questions on their application forms about whether you were ever arrested, disciplined or asked to resign, etc.

5. There are employers out there who genuinely care about their employees, however, it takes determined effort to find them. Never give up and settle for an abusive employer just to make ends meet – always be on the look out for a better opportunity where you can feel more comfortable and appreciated for the work you do.

6. Develop faith and follow through with the instructions and promptings of Jesus through the Holy Spirit.

An illustration of this truth is found in Mark 11:1-6 (KJV):

11 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’”
4 They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it, 5 some people standing there asked, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” 6 They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go.

Our Savior Jesus Christ cares for us and knows what is ahead of us and His instruction and guidance is the best guidance we can ever receive regarding landing a new job.

7. You can survive without a job.

When Satan tempted Jesus regarding turning stone to bread: Jesus told him straight up: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4 KJV) – Our existence on this earth is not merely to get to a job and work – refuse to allow employers to fool you into believing and developing the philosophy that life revolves around a job alone – the purpose of our existence is to bring glory to our Creator – God.  Even while having food and employment, one’s existence ultimately depends on the life giving breath that God his graciously given each living person.

8. There are many jobs that are being advertised that do not exist and many vacancies that are being purposely left vacant so as to generate profit from unsuspecting employees who are currently being overworked.

9. You deserve the right to know upfront much more information about the job you are applying for, such as: the salary you will be paid, your holiday entitlement. There is soooooooooooo much information that is being listed as compulsory (*asterisked*) on online job applications today by companies who want to know the exact day, month and year you started and finished each educational period in your life. This over-the-top solicitation of irrelevant information should alert you immediately that this company might not be one you want to work for especially when you can not get your questions answered about the job being offered.

10. The reason for a job description is to indicate exactly what your role is – a company should be just as honest as they expect you to be and avoid cliché statements that “hide” areas of responsibility while refusing to pay adequately for the work you do. Thanks to Oxford Brookes University, this concept is elaborated on by the writer/s of the final paragraph of the following website: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/hr/reward/writing_jobdesc.html

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