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PostSubject: Prayer Request for Employment   Tue May 06, 2008 7:40 am

Wanted to throw a personal prayer request out there since I could use the help big-time. I've been searching for employment for over a month now (got laid off earlier this year), and this week things have finally started to turn some good news my way. I took a test for a state position yesterday which would be housed and located near to where I live now, has a good starting salary, and looks like something I could handle. There weren't a lot of people there to test for it and it was the only test offered for that position, so I'm hopeful to get a one-on-one interview for the job maybe in the next week or two. This morning I got an email from a man who liked my resume for another position I applied for and wants to do a phone interview (likely sometime tomorrow). The latter one is a bit less traditional work, something that I don't even think I'm fully qualified for, but it looks like very fulfilling work and I'd get to work with youth in the outdoors which is a big plus. I'd be happy to get either one of these, to be honest, as they were the two positions I was most interested in while applying (and am very pleased that I am hearing from them first).

Anyway, please don't pray that I get either one of these jobs, though. Just please pray that I find the right job for me and that God helps me find where he wants me to go. Because I believe he was the reason I was laid off in the first place. I had a very dead-end job that made me miserable and I was praying for change just before I was told I was going to be fired due to lay-offs. I believe he wants me to be somewhere else and I can't wait to find out where that is!

Thanks!

P.S. --- And if you could pray that I don't choke during the interviews that are coming up, that'd be swell too! grinsmiley



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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Tue May 06, 2008 7:43 am

Praying you do well Jon......the work world can be vicious out there........I know you will do well.......and yes, God does have plans......"When one door is closed, another one opens" I hope you walk through this door........ Thumbsup



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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Tue May 06, 2008 8:33 am

I'll keep you in my prayers, Jon. I really agree with what you said. I too was in a dead-end job when I got laid off, and that actually opened the door for me to go back to school, something I have always wanted to do. Let us know how everything goes. grinsmiley


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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Tue May 06, 2008 1:59 pm

Prayers for you, Jon, that you get the job you're meant to have and one that is fulfilling. I know God will bring you to it when the time is right. Good luck with your interviews as well.




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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Tue May 06, 2008 2:40 pm

Jon, you will be in my prayers. Let us know how your phone interview goes tomorrow.


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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Tue May 06, 2008 2:55 pm

Thank you all for praying! I will certainly let you know how things go tomorrow.



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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Tue May 06, 2008 3:35 pm

Praying for you from across the Atlantic, Jon! My mom always says "What's for you won't pass you by". Hope you're successful and get what's right for you. And I'm sure you'll do well in the interviews.




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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Tue May 06, 2008 7:55 pm

I'll be praying that God guides you to exactly the job that He has for you, Jon. And......that you don't choke during your interview. Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Wed May 07, 2008 10:26 am

Thank you to everybody for those fine prayers! They certainly came in handy for this morning as I felt very confident during the initial interview and feel like I at least made a good first impression. The lady I spoke to was very nice and we had a ten minute chat about some of the job information and duties required, then she emailed me some things to fill out before my second interview, which she scheduled for this Friday. The one I had this morning was a bit less formal, so the next one is supposed to be the more professional one. And if that one goes well, I might be able to fly out and visit some of the locations in North Carolina (the most likely place I'd be going if I got employed there).

And if the interview doesn't go well, I'll at least know that God has something else in store for me and I can't wait to find out what it is because I'm sure it'll be great! So thanks to everybody for keeping your thoughts and prayers on my job search!



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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Wed May 07, 2008 10:35 am

Coach Jon wrote:
Anyway, please don't pray that I get either one of these jobs, though. Just please pray that I find the right job for me and that God helps me find where he wants me to go. Because I believe he was the reason I was laid off in the first place. I had a very dead-end job that made me miserable and I was praying for change just before I was told I was going to be fired due to lay-offs. I believe he wants me to be somewhere else and I can't wait to find out where that is!

Jon, it sounds like you certainly have your head screwed on straight....you are a very wise man. God knows what's best for us.

I'm so happy to hear that everything went well this morning! I will be praying that God will guide you to where you need to be. Good luck with Friday's interview! Keep us posted! Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Wed May 07, 2008 12:54 pm

Jon, I'm really glad you came to all of us Prairie Friends for prayers. Just the thought of knowing people are taking your concerns to God in prayer helps so much. SO glad to hear things went well. I will continue to remember coming interviews. I'm sure you will do fine. God does have a place for you and HIS plan is the one to follow.
Smiles...Gin




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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Wed May 07, 2008 5:02 pm

I will definately be saying prayers for you. It's hard to get a job these days. Especially one you like. Luckily the job I have right now I really like. I have had soem rough times at jobs in the past. But this one seems to be doing very well. I am terrible at interviews and I think that is a big factor in why I had a hard time getting hired. I have good work skills, I just have bad interview skills, lol. I look at it the same way about God and what he wanted for me in my jobs. So good luck to you. I am sure you will do well. Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Wed May 07, 2008 9:57 pm

Oh I'm sorry I missed your thread Jon. :shy: I will remember you in my prayer for a job that is more suitable for you. Thumbsup



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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Wed May 07, 2008 11:17 pm

I'll definitely be praying for this situation too.


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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Thu May 08, 2008 9:24 am

I wish you the best of luck Jon. Wave
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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Thu May 08, 2008 1:36 pm

I will pray for you, Jon. My husband needs a job too.


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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Thu May 08, 2008 2:57 pm

Jon, prayers are being said for you! Good luck! Thumbsup Lori, prayers are also being said for you, that you hubby finds a good job, too! Wave



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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Thu May 08, 2008 6:34 pm

Glad the first interview went well, Jon! That's great news. Still praying for you, that you're led to the job you're meant to have.

Lori, prayers for your husband too. {{hugs}}





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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Fri May 09, 2008 9:24 am

Lori, I'll be praying for your husband and his job search!

To everybody who posted, thank you very much for all the support and prayers! They came in handy today, I'll tell you. I admit I felt a little more nervous about this one than the last one and there were a few times in the interview where I had moments of "blankness" but over all I think it went pretty well. I managed to get the interviewer to laugh once or twice. For instance, she asked me a question about when the last time I felt I was out of my comfort zone was. I told her, "Pretty much right now."

Anyway, she said I did a good job on a lot of the questions and she's sending me over some paper work. We're going into the next phase of the process... which is basically me filling some more forms out and waiting for my background check to pass (which might be the week after next). After that, she said they would send me to visit some of the camps that are looking to hire (I believe there are about seven in total in North Carolina). So if I get the job and anybody here lives in NC, we'll have to do lunch some time. Laughing

Thanks again, everybody! I would say I appreciate these prayers more than you know... but I have a good feeling you all know how much they mean to me, so I won't insult you with a clever play on words. :peace:



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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Fri May 09, 2008 10:46 am

I am glad to hear that things are going so well, Jon. That's wonderful. Interviews can be the worst. I know I'm out of my "comfort zone" during interviews too!

I'll continue to pray and hope that everything works out the way it should.

Lori, your husband is in my prayers too. I hope he finds something soon.


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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Fri May 09, 2008 1:10 pm

Glad to hear your second interview went well. We'll still praying for you until you hear the result. Thumbsup




Lori, I'll pray for your husband too. Please keep us posted.



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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Fri May 09, 2008 1:35 pm

You're in my Prayers Jon same with Your Husband Lori


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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Sun May 11, 2008 11:48 am

Great news, Jon! I'm glad things are going well grinsmiley




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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Mon May 19, 2008 7:12 pm

Thanks for the prayers, everyone. We still need them.

Jon, it sounds like things are going well for you.


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PostSubject: Re: Prayer Request for Employment   Mon May 19, 2008 8:35 pm

I'll Keep Praying


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