It seems like the days of staying long-term with one company are gone.  Whether because of employers downsizing or people wanting to re-invent themselves, it seems there is always someone in your life who is on the lookout for a new job.  Here’s the advice I would share with that person you know if we were having coffee together.

Get clear on what you’re looking for.  What type of job would you fit best?  How much money do you need to make?  How far is too far to commute?

Next, put your expectations through the “realistic” test.  While you maybe looking for the “perfect” job, it might not exist for you right now.

Expect rejections.  But don’t worry or fear.  Stay positive!  Customize your resume for the position you see yourself in, and be honest about your skill-set and abilities.  Use discernment when applying.  Even in an interview that turned out not to be the right fit for you, can learn a great deal from the experience.

And lastly, but most importantly, remember to seek God each step of the way and He will lead you.  I love Proverbs 3:13 – “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding.”