Finding Work: It's Never Too Late

Proverbs 3:4-5 KJV
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Now that you have decided to look for work again and you want to get back into the swing of things, remember first of all, it’s never too late. One day at a time you have already started to change your life when you made a decision to get clean and sober. Work is necessary so start to look for work with a positive attitude. Remember, you are the miracle. You do not have to settle for a dead end job because you convinced yourself that nobody will hire you. Okay, if you are a convicted felon and you want to work in a high level security bank position you probably need to re evaluate your priorities. Beyond that all things are possible when you believe. God is a good God.

Start with a realistic self assessment; this is your job plan, your road map to success. This has to be a positive affirmation. When you make a positive affirming statement about the job you want and what you need to do in order to get that job, you will have a better chance of getting the work you are looking for.

Step 4 says: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Now is the time to make a fearless and mortal inventory of your job skills. If you want to find work in construction or if you work in an office it does not matter. What matters that you practice the principle of recovery in looking for work.

Success in looking for work in recovery begins when you turn your negative thoughts and ideas about you self worth over to the care of God and continue to work the program. I it’s easy to work the program and feel as if you are successful when things are going good. When things get tough and it seems like you will never find a job ask yourself, where is my faith in God. Get honest and evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. Write it down so you can see it. Just like a written affirmation, when you can see it you can do it. Out of sight is out of mind.

Your self assessment does not have to be written like a text book or with long philosophical statements. Keep it simple and honest. This is where you have to get honest with yourself. Nobody else will be in that interview with you. A personal strategic plan will gives you the insight you need in order to sell yourself to the potential employer. Remember the employer needs you as much as you need a job. When you think win win, you start the search with the correct attitude for success.

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Jimmy is a freelance writer who has worked for
many years as a certified substance abuse counselor
and program administrator in Hawaii and California.
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and ways to develop a support system.
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