11. Always maintain the attitude that no one owes you a job. Instead, take on the attitude of someone who is always looking for opportunities to meet an employer's needs and be a resource in solving problems.

12. Stay organized. Develop a written weekly plan of action and keep a careful record of your employer contacts.

13. Develop a strong support system. Job search work can be stressful and challenging. When you have more challenge in your life, you also need more support. For example, you could ask someone to meet with you on a weekly basis (perhaps for breakfast) to give you support and accountability in your job search work. Perhaps while they are supporting your efforts, you can also support a project/dream they are working on. If you would like professional support and assistance check out our career guidance and job search services.

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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 websites, www.ChristianCareerCenter.com, www.churchjobsonline.com and www.christianjobfair.com feature 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.

Publication date: June 27, 2013