Prayer For Those Looking For Job
9 Good Prayers for Job Seekers
In times of financial strain, looking to Christ is just one way to seek resolve. If you are in a situation of looking for a new job, here is a look at some good prayers for job seekers. These will help you to receive the Lord’s blessing and provide you the needed encouragement to become once again gainfully employed.
Gracious and loving God, you know our need for meaningful work. Send your Holy Spirit to guide those who are searching for employment. Help them to recognize the gifts and talents you have given them.
Deepen their desire to follow your will. Inspire them as they contact potential employers. Give them patience as they wait for responses. Shelter them from feelings of rejection. Protect them from discouragement. Give them courage to overcome fear.
Shower on them the graces they need to persevere. Let this time of searching become an opportunity to grow in faith, to cultivate the virtue of hope, and to experience your healing love. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
God, our Father, I turn to you seeking your divine help and guidance as I look for suitable employment. I need your wisdom to guide my footsteps along the right path, and to lead me to find the proper things to say and do in this quest.
I wish to use the gifts and talents you have given me, but I need the opportunity to do so with gainful employment. Do not abandon me, dear Father, in this search, but rather grant me this favor I seek so that I may return to you with praise and thanksgiving for your gracious assistance.
Grant this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Father God, thank you for all of the blessings and opportunities that You have given me in this life. Wonderful family, wonderful friends and abundant love.
You have blessed me far proportion to the kind of person I was for most of my life. I am no longer that person and accept You completely into my life. I have accepted Your wonderful Son Jesus Christ into my life as well as my personal savior, knowing that He died on the cross for my sins.I ask now for help as I am work and cannot provide for my family. I ask You to guide me toward a job where I can use my God-given talents to work for and toward Your greater glory!
I have had several great interviews but I am still waiting. I know You have heard my prayer and supplication and will answer my prayers as only You can! Thank You Father God, thank You Lord Jesus for being with me right now!
Blessings and peace to all here who have come in search of God’s direction and peace of mind while looking for employment.
It’s easy to lose hope when we focus on ourselves and our own situation (and I’m guilty as charged!).
May the Lord Jesus show us what actions to take while remaining in His Sabbath rest. Protect us from drawing our value entirely from what we do, knowing that even the sick and oppressed are precious in His sight, and even the sparrow that falls does not go unnoticed by our Creator.
I’m fortunate to have a loving wife and children who care and whom I can care for and look forward to seeing how God will “Give us this day” what we need, not by meditating on the uncertain future or dwelling on the past but looking to Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith.
Please come quickly Lord Jesus, we need you right now.
God be with me today in finding employment. Lead me to work that I love, and that has value. Guide me to a place with an atmosphere of respect and cooperation, in a safe and happy environment. Help me to find fulfillment mentally and financially. Thank you God, for bringing this to me today!
Dear God, I place my humble needs before you: My need to meet my responsibilities in the world. My need to use my God-given talents and abilities. My need to fulfill my place here on earth.
I pray for Your guidance now to show me the way to the perfect opportunity to do what I love, to do what I can do well, and what will fulfill my needs mentally, spiritually, and financially. Help me to walk in faith as You show me the way!
Thank You, Lord. Amen!
Oh, Sweet Jesus, I come to you in mercy as I am in agony of trying to find employment. I have been applying for several companies now and it always ends up going to another applicant.
You said that I should be specific in my prayer and I acknowledge your word. I am here, Lord, asking your mercy to please provide me with a good job that I need and is within your will.
I will do this for your greater Glory, Oh God. I am very sorry Lord for all my falls of dismay. If I have doubted your commands and wills for me. I know Lord, that I am blessed to have your salvation freely for me. And I will work for it through faith in everything that I do even as I fully garnered my employment.
“Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.” Jeremiah 1:12
Lord, you are a loving Father and generous to your children. You bless and inspire the world with your good work. Help me in my search for profitable work so that I may care for my own as well as you have cared for me. Thank you Lord, for your loving guidance today.
Lord, I am coming to you today with a heavy heart filled with regret over the past, and anxiety for the future. I am work, and my finances are in deep trouble. I have made many mistakes. Help me to forgive myself, and others, so that I may make amends with all concerned.
Grant me peace of mind, so I can fill my life with your goodness and grace. Guide me toward a good job where I may fulfill my needs as a better and wiser person. Thank you Lord, for listening to me and helping me today. Life is not always easy, but I will strive to remember that You are always there to help me As you are right in this moment. Thank you!
Check out this helpful video on some great prayers to say that will help you find a great paying job in three days. What is also known as being a miracle prayer, this prayer will help to unlock your creative potential and exercise a series of unique talents.
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10 Tips on Effectively Looking for a Job While Employed
Looking for a job while employed and collecting a paycheck may seem the best of both worlds, but it adds a few extra challenges that you’ll need to account for.
Recruiters and companies often prefer to work with still-employed candidates, since they are more ly to have up-to-date skills.
However, applying for jobs while employed can spell logistical nightmare for you.
Unless your boss has warned you of upcoming layoffs and has authorized you to use company time for a job search, you will have to channel your inner Jason Bourne and make your next steps stealthy.
How do you successfully start looking for a job while employed?Here are some tips.
1. Update your LinkedIn profile
A recruiter or a potential employer will check your LinkedIn profile when your resume shows up. Don’t wait until the last minute – update your profile now!
Here are a few things to consider before you jump into editing. First off, consider turning off notifications, so that your profile updates are not broadcast across your network.Second, don’t tag your profile with “looking for a new job” – your employer may be watching. Lastly, keep your listed skills updated and consistent with what you do at your current job.
A dramatic change in your online profile, particularly if it does not reflect the position you currently hold, can serve as a tip-off.
2. Don’t post your resume on job boards
Nothing kills a discrete job search faster than receiving 15 messages from recruiters, including three voicemails on your work phone. Don’t post your resume on job boards. The best new opportunities come from networking, and the risk of missing a great job on a board is more than offset by assurance that your boss won’t come across your resume online.
3. Don’t drop hints
It can be frustrating and unsatisfying to stay quiet about your search. You might want to commiserate with your co-workers if an interview did not go well, or hint to your boss that you do not care about a recent reprimand because you are virtually there already. Fight the temptation, and keep quiet. Telling one co-worker is often the same as telling them all!
This advice extends to social media. Some employers monitor and accounts of their employees. Even if they don’t, you never know who is connected to whom through the virtual network.
Stay away from posting job search-related updates, from the obvious “Wish me luck! Heading into my second interview at ABC company this afternoon!” to a more vague “Something exciting is in the works! I cannot tell you now, but come back next week for an update!”
4. Schedule interviews outside work hours as much as possible
You can only have so many 9 AM doctor appointments in a week before you raise suspicion! Consider breakfast and lunch meetings, or ask for a slot after work – many companies will accommodate your request, especially if you are upfront about your need for discretion.
If the interview is scheduled during working hours, consider taking a vacation or personal day. Some might say that calling in sick is an option, but I would advise against it. Your boss might still expect you to jump on an 11 AM conference call from home, and you would have more explaining to do. Bite the bullet, and take a day off so you won’t be distracted or expected to work.
5. Stealth helps
Your ninja stealth should extend to what you wear to the office after an interview.
If you show up to work in a suit and tie when you normally wear jeans and a blazer on a Friday, heads will turn and people will ask – forcing you to either talk before you are ready, or lie.
If your normal look is business casual (or casual), consider taking a change of clothes with you to wear after the interview – or stop at home for a quick change on your way to the office.
6. Don’t sabotage yourself
All too often, a job search that is meant to be undercover is revealed through self-sabotage. Don’t be that person who checks out from daily responsibilities, or picks fights with a “could not care less” attitude. Stay focused on your work, and keep conflict at bay as much as you can.
On the same note, don’t use the company network or phone to look for a new job. Always assume that your employer is looking. Getting fired over inappropriate use of company resources won’t help your search.
7. Don’t include your co-workers or boss as references
This may sound obvious, but if you have been at your current company for a few years, it might seem natural to put down your boss’s name as a reference. If the potential employer makes the call before making you an offer, you run the risk of surprising your current manager before anything is finalized.
Keep in mind that reference checks are meant to be the very last step in the job search – not a screening tool for recruiters and hiring managers. Protect your personal and professional network, and don’t offer reference names until the end of the process.
8. Ask your prospective employer to be discreet
Most hiring managers and recruiters assume that your current employer does not know you're looking for a job while employed. I recommend being clear and specific about your need for discretion. If you are keeping your cards close to your chest, and your recruiter is unwilling to honor that preference, pick another professional to help in your search.
9. Get efficient
One of the most challenging aspects of your situation is that you have a full-time job in addition to your search. How do you find the time to dedicate to the new opportunity while staying focused and productive at work?
The key to looking for a job while employed is to plan ahead and get organized. Update your online profile and resume, and create a great cover letter layout, so that you are not starting from scratch when the search begins. Whether you use a personal organizer or an app, prioritize tasks, set deadlines, and keep an up-to-date calendar to avoid double booking your appointments.
10. Don’t act prematurely
Hope is not a strategy! Take deep breaths, and stay away from doing or saying anything rash just because you had a promising interview. You don’t have a new job until you have received and accepted a job offer and have the signed paperwork. Anything you do or say until then must be carefully considered.
In other words, searching for a job while employed requires you to tread lightly, be patient, and stay discreet.
That being said, sometimes a job search reveals that grass only looks greener on the other side. If you discover how much you enjoy your current job, there is nothing wrong with calling off the search and staying where you are.
The interview process would not have been a waste, because you will have earned a newfound appreciation of your short commute, interesting assignments, or a good working relationship with your boss.
After all, no job is perfect – and if this process helps you rediscover your passion for the parts that you love, so be it.
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