Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing

Stages of "WORK"

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Stage Four:

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 market, practicing
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.

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