Today I attended an event in Phoenix that was designed for people in career transition to hear a panel from Staffing Firms about the myths of working with Staffing Firms and the advantages of working with Staffing Firms. It was a great event, I understood the value of Staffing Firms to my job search and I saw the passion for employment that I hoped was there while I am having phone calls and emails with these firms as I search for a job myself. I want to encourage the efforts that people make in getting jobs and searching for long term employment. There are helpful organizations out there, there are people who want to see you employed as much as you want to be employed, and there is HOPE!
My personal search began this week on Monday October 1st and I am already seeing a number of Job Fairs, Networking events, and Employment Seeking events around the Phoenix valley in the month of October. I am excited about all of them, and at the same time I hope that my employment search will be short, as anyone who is searching right now hopes too.
One of the recruiters today told me that it was time for me to stand my ground and seek the long term employment opportunities. After looking over my resume, the recruiter said I had wonderful experience with great companies and it was time for me to be employed long term.
I was encouraged myself and I was filled with the courage that I needed to keep doing everything that I have learned about job searching and career transition.
Keep up the skills, keep up the fight!
Also trust in God and surrender to the care of God as you understand God, I feel like there is peace and serenity to be had for all who are willing.
I'd like to share a Dictionary.com Word of the day.
If you'll hang in here with me, I hope you will see the connection this all has.
The Dictionary.com Word of the Day for October 4, 2018 is tump.
tump: noun [tuhmp] a small mound, hill, or rise of ground.
1. British Dialect. a small mound, hill, or rise of ground.
2. British Dialect. a clump of grass, shrubs, or trees, especially rising from a swamp or bog.
3. British Dialect. a heap or stack, as a haystack.
The noun tump has an obscure etymology. It is a dialect word used mostly in the British West Country (Somerset, Cornwall) and the West Midlands (around Birmingham). Tump may come from the Welsh noun twmp "round mass, hillock", unless the Welsh word comes from the English. Tump entered English in the 16th century.
In Biblical relation I would like to share from the New King James Version;
See how the word "mounds" is used in verse 13, that's the cue for how tump relates to this biblical passage.
New King James Version (NKJV)12 So all the cities of those kings, and all their kings, Joshua took and struck with the edge of the sword. He utterly destroyed them, as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded. 13 But as for the cities that stood on their [a]mounds, Israel burned none of them, except Hazor only, which Joshua burned. 14 And all the spoil of these cities and the livestock, the children of Israel took as booty for themselves; but they struck every man with the edge of the sword until they had destroyed them, and they left none breathing.
In the Old Testament there were several examples of siege mounds as the Israelite people would go into battle. Siege mounds were a powerful tool of protection as well as strategy of battle. In this passage the cities that stood on their mounds were not burned by Israel. I wonder if the phrase "Stand your ground" has any relation to this story where the cities were courageous enough to follow directions from God to stand on their mounds if they wanted to be saved from battle. It certainly seems fitting that having courage to stand on your mound and have TRUST that God has told Moses NOT to burn your city if you do this, is an example of how people began to learn about surrender and trust in the God of their understanding. I was told today that I need to stand my ground in my employment search and seek the long term opportunity that it is time for me to have in my career. I'm learning more and more every day to hear God speaking through the people I am meeting, interacting with, and having the chance to talk and share my experience and hopes for my career path, and ultimately the direction of my life. I am thankful for bible passages like this that show me how people have trusted God before, and I am able to have the same experience in knowing I won't be burned when I stand on my mound.
That is your E.O.C. Word of the Day!