A Guide to Discovering Your Gifts and Pursuing Your Professional Career Search

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 The Career Network Ministry Handbook addresses topics such as the following:

  • The role of prayer in finding a new job
  • Identifying your life’s purpose and direction by discovering your strengths, spiritual gifts and personal traits
  • Establishing a marketing strategy through research, improved communication skills and effective résumés
  • Making use of both traditional and non-traditional approaches to job searches, through the use of the internet, recruiters, associations and accountability groups
  • Preparation and follow-up for interviews
  • Responding to offers of employment, including salary negotiation
  • Dealing with depression and disappointment while unemployed

Resources in the CNM Handbook include the following:

  • Worksheet for determining spiritual gifts
  • Worksheet on personal traits
  • Sample résumés
  • Sample cover letters
  • Informational interview sample questions
  • Sample questions encountered in interviews
  • Sample approaches to salary negotiation
  • Sample thank-you letter
  • Worksheet for use in salary negotiation
  • Sample letter rejecting an offer
  • Listing of books to help in career transition

Click Here to view a digital version of the Career network Handbook.

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