“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” 1 Peter 3:15
I read this passage the other day and, although the setting was a faith-based discussion, thought of my role in working with those who are in the midst of a job search. Unemployment rate at/above 9% for most of the past two years. Average unemployment at 60-year high of 40.5 weeks. Great Recession is the worst financial period since the Great Depression.
How can one go on? How can one keep networking, interviewing, applying for jobs? Is it hopeless?
Today, someone will quit his job. Today, someone will be promoted opening a spot in an organization. Today, someone will leave to relocate due to a spousal move. Today, a company will land a new client and need additional support. Today, a new multi-million dollar business will launch. And today, someone will be fired. All these actions will create work opportunities and I continue to believe this – that is why I have hope.
I know there are those out there who disagree with me and I respect their opinion. I choose hope.
“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”