Most people in between jobs refer to the situation as being "in transition". This term holds a certain amount of uncertainty and confusion. From our theological understanding of work, a sovereign God knows when and where our next employment will come. He is not confused at all. So how should we look at this time between work assignments?
Let's consider the world of academia. Periodically, professors take (and sometimes they are directed to take) a sabbatical. This is time away from the job to get refreshed, regenerated, and inspired for the next assignment. So what does a professor do when on sabbatical? There are normally three main tasks which are embraced. Professors on sabbatical typically expand their networks of connections, sharpen technical skills and spend time examining where their passion will lead them next.
What if the time between work assignments is actually a sabbatical gift, given by a loving God? When we are actively employed we may not take time to work in these three areas of network, skills and passion. When we are in the job search, networking, skills and passion ARE the very factors which are essential for success in securing our next work assignment.
As our Career Group studies and assimilates the sabbatical concept into our job search, the experience becomes a blessing which enriches our progress in becoming what we were created to be.
Information presented in this blog come from a cross section of our team members and staff.