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If you listen to too much news about the poor economy and unemployment figures (stop doing that!), one can get rather frustrated and even depressed.  Lately I’ve heard from several people looking for work who’ve landed new positions.  Here are four people’s stories (edited and/or summarized) that I’d heard from since the first of March who have been involved in EaRN ministries.  - Ken Soper


My last manager gave my name to [a technical recruiting firm] and requested they contact me to fill a contract position with my last employer. So I am working doing my old job on a temporary contract bases. The reason I landed the job when they could have hired a lower cost person would be because I am already trained for the job. Also I did a great job for them in the past and they don't like to expose new people to the proprietary technology that they use in the manufacture of solar cells. We have had some very exciting advances in the next generation of solar cell manufacturing so maybe this contract will last longer than the 3-6 months I was promised.


The market has seemed to pick up quite a bit, seems like a lot more jobs. OR maybe I am just much more motivated!  I have been really getting out there and interviewing.  [With one company] I have interviewed 3x with 7 different people - it was a grueling process. It’s a great opportunity – it’s not in a "beige cube", it’s flexible, and the positions really capitalizes on my strengths! And fits perfect with the fact that I am an ENFP!  [A week later] I just wanted to let you know that I got the position with [company name]! I am very excited and ready to go back to work!  I start next Monday...and I will be working from home roughly 3 days a week, and in the field 2 days or so. It will be nice to have this type of flexibility. I never thought I could get this type of position - especially in HR. I thought I was beige cube doomed forever! ;-)


Had three opportunities percolating, then a verbal offer and was waiting on the written offer.  From what I had learned with your Roundtable meetings, I knew not to count on any offer until I got it in writing.  All of a sudden on Tuesday evening out of the blue I was called by a firm that found me on a job board.    Got 5 interviews (first 2 by phone) in less than 4 days and a better offer than the one I was waiting on.


Just a note to say that I was hired as Inventory Control Specialist for a food manufacturing firm using skills and knowledge from my prior position and start on Monday; I'd applied in mid February.  With my past work experience and my attention to detail and problem solving skills I believe it'll be a good fit. They're a growing company, currently working a lot of hours.


"Even youths grow tired and weary,
   and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
   will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
   they will run and not grow weary,
   they will walk and not be faint."

Isaiah 40:30-31 (Today’s New International Version, ©2005)