48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal
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According to financial expert Dave Ramsey, “Few categories of our lives define us and grow us spiritually, emotionally, relationally, and as people. Our work is one of those defining areas. Sadly, a ‘j-o-b’ is what most people settle for. But as Dan Miller so powerfully points out in 48 Days to the Work You Love, a calling lights up your life.”
As a leading vocational thinker, New York Times best-selling author Dan Miller helps you better understand and organize your God-given skills, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions. In turn, you’ll see clear patterns form that point you toward successful career decisions. Packed with modern insight and timeless wisdom, here is a step-by-step process for creating a Life Plan and translating it into meaningful, satisfying daily work.
With plenty of smart ideas for thriving in today’s changing workforce, this revised edition also includes fresh tips on career search and resume tools, interview skills, negotiating salaries, and more. With both updated and brand new content, you will find everything you need to move you toward finding work that you love in just 48 Days.
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expect all your fulfillment, value, and meaning to come from the work you do. Make sure you are making deposits of success in all 7 areas of your life (see chap. 4). 4. What if I don’t want another corporate job? Do I have other options? Many people are switching to new work models. Estimates show that currently 60 percent of American homes are housing some kind of business, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). In the next 5 years, that number will grow
and pastors redirect their career path by understanding the concept of having “transferable areas of competence.” SHAPING THE OPTIONS Now that you have looked at yourself, you are ready to begin to look outward at the best options. Only after you have a clear sense of what is unique about YOU can you start to consider the applications that fit you. As for résumés, I know that in today’s competitive workplace you need to stand out, and I am the first to say that a résumé is a place to brag on
skills are more challenging to find because they are rarely advertised through traditional methods. But the more you understand your areas of competence, the easier it becomes to target those organizations where there could be a potential match. You always want to claim the highest skills possible. The résumé is the place to brag on yourself; don’t be modest. As already mentioned, don’t misrepresent yourself, just be bold about how competent you are. Be specific. If you are reliable, doing what
used in the last 6 months?” How old are you? This is an illegal question. However, it is lawful to ask, “What year did you graduate from high school?” A little simple math ought to provide any desired information regarding the age issue. What are your family plans? is another illegal question. But you can ask, “Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?” What church do you go to? What religion are you? No job-related considerations justify asking about religious beliefs or convictions unless
may be part of your personal presentation? 4. Is your level of enthusiasm contagious? 5. What are some unusual questions you know of that have been asked of you or others in an interviewing situation? (You only have to pull out 3 socks to be guaranteed a match. And there’s really no accurate way to know how many barbers there are in Chicago. It’s just one of those questions designed to see how you approach a difficult task.) 6. How can you be humble and godly and still show confidence? 7.