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So many job and relationship related questions...

Post by Habakkuk on Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:08 am

I am currently looking for a new job as a language teacher. The reason for this is that I had to find out the hard way that I am not cut to work with children and that I would be better be off working in the private sector of adult education. One institution already send me a polite e-mail telling me that they like my credentials and that they will invite me for an interview as soon as there is an open position that fits my credentials. This sounds like a good start to me.

I would also take pretty much any other job too, of course. In fact I am going to send out a whole load of applications over the next couple of days, some of them being for regular office jobs where my field of specialisation (regular English) MIGHT be of interest for an employer.

Also, I had a talk with a close friend of mine (she is like a little sister to me) who is running a small record label. She said that she would love to see their news section getting translated into German as well. This wouldn't pay though, but I would get further credentials for my CV. Other than that I am also doing a course to get a C1 and hopefully also a C2 qualification ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages ) in English to show off in my CV. The test will be in June by the way.

Prayers concerning my job situation would be greatly appreciated, of course!



Anyway, if this was all then I would have posted this thread in the prayer section. The reason for this is that there is a woman in this course who seems to be interested in me. I hardly know her yet, but I would definitely like to change this. She does not know about my job situation just yet though. This is also why I am posting this. Should I tell her? When should I tell her? Or should I distance myself from her until I have found a new job? I have been single for so long that I would love to change this, but is it the right time for this? Also, she is obviously a couple of years younger than me (7 years?), which does also make wonder whether she might also looking for security, i.e. a man with a well paying job.

So many questions... but considering my job situation and the fact that I would prefer my next relationship to become permanently I must say that I cannot help but wonder what to do.

Any suggestions & prayers would be greatly appreciated!

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Post by Cholette on Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:32 pm

Hello Habakkuk...

Yes, I would tell her. There is nothing to be ashamed of...you are actively looking for employment and will have something in no time. This is a good time to see where she really is in her heart. If its a deal breaker for her that you don't have a job, then you can move on with no emotional attachments. If she's someone who understands your situation and doesn't mind this season of "transition", then that's a good thing.

I don't believe in hiding things from people because thats not honest. Beginning any type of relationship with truth is a beautiful thing...wish more people did it.

I will be praying for your situation...you will find something in no time.


Do not fight FOR victory, but fight FROM THE PLACE of victory. Jesus has ALREADY won the battle!

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Post by Habakkuk on Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:07 am

We didn't have a chance to talk last time, but she did not seem uninterested. She seemed a bit overly shy, or maybe nervous though. In other words: She does not know about my job situation, yet.

Speaking of my job situation...
Two companies wrote me back, telling me that they do not have a job that fits to my qualifications, but that they would invite me for a job interview as soon as they have a job for me. This sounds promising. I mean, why else should they bother to send me such replies? :)

Also, another company contacted me last Friday. It is still a small company and the owner cannot employ more people right now, but she told me that she is planning to launch a promotional campaign on "groupon" soon and that she might need some help there. I have no idea what this would mean for me, but maybe I can get a temporary job there. And who knows? It might become a permanent job in the long run.

In the meantime I got an offer from a friend. She is running a small record label with her boyfriend and would like to see their news and newsletters getting translated from English into German. Also, I am supposed to proofread their news in English as the company is not based in an English speaking country.

I won't get paid for this work - there is not much work for me to do there anyway - but it is something that I can put on my CV. Also, she told me that she will let people in the music industry know who is doing the translations and the proofreading. So, who knows? I might end up in the music industry. :) Ah well, I know that I am dreaming a bit there, but so what? :)

Still, all prayers would be greatly appreciated. Being without a job is not exactly good for my self-confidence. Frankly, I don't want to find out whether I can cope with this for long.

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Post by Cholette on Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:15 am

You can cope...I did it for two years with a son in college. God is faithful. I look back and don't understand how we made it, but we did. During that time of not having a job, I poured ministry into more people and spent time with the Lord and utilized the time to develop my relationship with him. The time I spent with him was so special that when I finally got a job, I had withdrawals from not spending as much time with him.

This time of not having a job is good, if you connect to the ONE who controls the times of your life. He's the Chief Stategist and He's putting together the right set of circumstances just for you. The way I got BOTH of my current jobs were through word of mouth. No interviews...no application process...just starting dates. God knows someone that knows someone...trust Him and draw in closer than never before.


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Re: So many job and relationship related questions...

Post by Habakkuk on Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:54 pm

I've also been trying to apply for a job as a translator lately. I am firmly convinced that I have the skills for it and it is also something that I would love to do. I got a rejection from a big company though, but I have reason to believe that I made it pretty far in their selection process. Maybe that is a good sign? I sure hope so. :)


Prayers are still appreciated, of course. :)

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