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Develop an Effective Job Search Plan

By Kevin &Kay Brennfleck, National Certified Career Counselors

CBN.comDoing an effective job search campaign can involve making hundreds of contacts with employers and personal contacts. Imagine after several weeks of job search work you suddenly receive a phone call from a human resources director at a nearby company, asking you to give her a call today. You panic, thinking, "When did I apply? What was the position? Which resume did I send? How did I hear about it? Was it a referral from one of my personal contacts?" You realize it is time to get organized!

There are many ways to track key parts of your job search (such as positions applied for, resumes sent, employers you need to contact and upcoming interviews). Microsoft Excel, for example, is a program many people use. One of the best resources, however, is a web-based program called While it is a funny name, it is a very effective program that will even send you email reminders for taking the next step with each employer, recruiter and/or personal contact that you have listed. There is a free version that you can use and also a premium version that has some added features. You can also use the premium version for 14 days for free when you sign up.

Not Sure What Work You Should Target in Your Job Search?

As much as 60% of your life will be spent working. Don't waste that time in the wrong job! God has designed you to enjoy and excel in certain types of occupations and work settings. He has gifted you to fulfill particular purposes with your life. It's not too late; in God's economy, nothing is wasted. If you would like professional assistance finding the right career path, schedule your career services consultation today. We are here to help you find out what God is calling you to do with your life!

Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck, National Certified Career Counselors,are the authors of Live Your Calling: A Practical Guide to Finding and Fulfilling Your Mission in Life. Their website,, features hundreds of job listings from churches, ministries, and Christian employers; a resume bank; and many other career/job search resources and articles. They also offer career coaching and testing to help you discover work that fits your God-given design, as well as assistance with writing a powerful resume, interviewing effectively, finding job openings, and other aspects of a successful job search. You can learn more about their personalized career coaching by visiting their website and scheduling a free career services consultation.

© Article copyright by Kevin and Kay Marie Brennfleck, All rights reserved. The above information is intended for personal use only. No commercial use of this information is authorized without written permission.

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