Bobby McDonald received a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the year 2000, and from there he became Special Assistant to the President of Erskine College....
- Don’t limit yourself. You have transferable skills!
- Getting into the mind of the hiring manager.
- The 10 Best Jobs for 2015
- Job research: www.onetonline.org
- Dear Hiring Manager: I Feel Your Pain
- Parody: Outwitting the Interviewer (Audio: Edited). Original video on YouTube, click here. (Warning: Some use of adult language.)
From Robbie on the February 7, 2015 Career Callings Radio Show:
Now, when you believe it’s time for you to be looking for that next adventure in your career, one of the most limiting beliefs is that you need to stay in an industry where you’ve built up credentials, experience, and a reputation. Don’t misunderstand me. There’s nothing wrong with staying in an industry where you do have credentials, experience, and a reputation. But maybe it’s clear to you that your current industry isn’t where God would want you to stay. If that’s the case, don’t allow yourself to be put into a box. Rather, consider what other industries could benefit from the transferable skills that you have.
There is a growing body of knowledge out there indicating that it is very possible to take the skills you’ve developed in your current field and transfer them into other arenas. The keys to making this successful transition is to understand what your transferable skills are, and then help the hiring manager understand how you can alleviate his or her pain.
Incidentally, you can use this same approach to gain clients for your business, if you own a business. Figure out what pain someone is going through, and they will pay you to remove it, if you can. To illustrate this, Dear Hiring Manager: I Feel Your Pain, August 2014
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Robbie Romeiser is a commercial real estate broker, real estate instructor, and author of the daily devotional Today’s Quote From God (www.TodaysQuoteFromGod.com). Desiring to help his own children follow God’s calling in their lives, Robbie founded Career Callings (www.CareerCallings.net) to help people find, prepare for, and pursue the work God has called them to do. To have Robbie speak at your church, business, professional association, or civic club, please email Robbie at email@example.com.