By Karen O’Connor:
Today I completed a writing assignment for a job search company, which involved three articles on how to have a successful job interview.
The more I wrote, the more I realized that finding God in a job interview is the action that would make the greatest difference in getting hired.
Yes, it’s important to dress appropriately, to review and practice answering the most common questions a job seeker would likely be asked, and to come prepared to share your experience and skills in a way that will inspire the hiring manager to offer you the job. But without God at your side, guiding and encouraging you, it can be a stressful event, regardless of your qualifications.
Writer Teena Rose, ends her article, 10 Things You Must Do Before That Successful Interview (at jobdig.com), with this advice: “However, you can increase the chances of success by presenting a professional, prepared, and confident you to the interviewer.”
I agree, but I also believe you must take it a step further––by walking into the interview with confidence in God.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV Bible)
With God on your side, his guidance in your ear, and your trust in him as you speak and respond to the interviewer, you will have a successful job interview—regardless of the outcome. Finding God in a job interview is the first step in working according to God’s will for you.
See this great video with John Piper, on how to ask God for help in your job interview search:
©Karen O’Connor. Karen is an author, writing mentor, and frequent contributor to the Finding God Daily blog. Visit Karen on the web at www.karenoconnor.com