Alan Russell
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I have been unemployed for 5 months now. Never in my adult life have I ever been without a job. I spend my days filling out applications, tweaking my resume and cover letters and going through several rounds of interviews, just to be turned down for the position. Through all this I know that God has something great for me, He has promised me a job beyond what I could imagine and I know that He is faithful and well able. #GodisGreat

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Ashley Wilson
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It's important to have faith Alan and I am sorry things have been so tough, but you have the right attitude. Keep going!!! The fact that you are landing interviews is amazing. I have been there myself, but don't give up ok? You can do this!!

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debra ethan
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Alan, you are right: God is Great! I once went four months without a job. It's an uncomfortable feeling, to say the least. It taught me to be grateful for a job, though, that perhaps wasn't the most pleasant. At least with a job, even one you don't like, you can say you are working. I felt I was at the mercy of any employer when I wasn't working at all. I had developed a small LLC (a writing services company) and I highlighted that as it was appropriate when it came up in conversation. If you do anything else, such as volunteering or helping somewhere in the community, you could mention those things, or maybe helping a loved one with jobs around their home - or anything like that. Then, in an interview, you can mention those things and at least you have something to occupy your time - indicating that, yes, while you are certainly looking for a job, you have others who need you. On the other side of that coin, for me, my job WAS looking for a job when I didn't have one. It's hard to do anything but look when you don't have a job. But if you possibly can, see who or where in the community or family you might help, even if it's on the weekends or outside of work hours. Those things you can discuss in an interview. Are you open to part-time work? Maybe something outside of the hours that you normally like? Let's say you have a part-time job that's less than 40 hours a month. On your resume you are still working and no one has to know how many hours you are working. Sometimes I think we go through these seasons to show ourselves how strong and resilient we can be and also to help and encourage others when they come to us later in life with these same problems. Then we can share how we handled them. Finally, when I come through a bad time, I like to look back and think "I handled that well." In truth, I may have curled up on the couch and pulled the covers over my head and there's nothing wrong with that. It's normal to be scared and to crash once in awhile. But it's nice if we can look back and feel good about the overall way we handled things. I think reaching out to jobcase and keeping God first place are a couple of VERY good things you can look back on and be proud of. Keep up the good work. Those of us who have read your post will be rooting and/or praying for you.

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Lenin Pina
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Hi @debra ethan , so nice to see you back in the community! FYI... Christine Hampton-Feliciano is looking for some help with her resume so I asked her to reach out to you via Jobcase message center for more information in your resume services.

This is her original conversation for your review, see Does anyone know of a decent resume writer?

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Michael Carvalho
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Alan, I enjoy your beliefs, trust and believe all things are possible. Good luck!

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