The majority of new jobs created in the US in the past year have been low paying and part-time, and many of today’s younger workers have been impacted the most—with an increasing number no longer looking for work.  What’s happening in the workforce?  What’s the difference between jobs and work? What steps should we be taking to find work?  We address these questions and provide answers with employment coach, consultant, author, and founder of Business Keys, David Stark.

First of all, what is the difference between a job, a career, and a calling? Here’s what David suggests:

A job is something that pays your bills. There’s not often a chance to advance in the field.

A career is a place when you can advance, and can be tied to your area of interest or study.

A calling is something that is central to your life and who you are. It has a deep sense of God’s blessing on it.

How can we advance in our field? What should we know about today’s work force? David unpacks the “robotic curve” – many jobs that people can take will soon become automated. He suggests that a person looking for work needs to focus on three things: Social media networking (through Facebook and LinkedIn), mastery (spending time building skills in your field of study), and mentorship (in other words, find someone who is doing what you want to do and shadow them).

David points out that, while the current job market is rocky – current statistics say that today’s working generation will have 18 jobs by the time they’re 38 – we have a God Who wired each person with gifts and skills to use for His purposes. Trust God, and network.

Highlight – Career advancement

Career advancement

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