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Everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. (Philippians 3:8, NLT)
A resume is a formal document that outlines your professional qualifications for a job. It includes your relevant work experience, skills, education, and notable accomplishments. As you prepare your resume, you also write a resume objective to indicate your career goals.
A resume’s purpose is to capture an employer’s attention and lead to the next step, which in most cases is an interview. That’s why your resume is not just your calling card. It’s a sales document.
If ever a Jewish leader had a solid resume, it was the Apostle Paul – particularly for the job listing titled “Persecutor of Christians.” Here’s what he listed under “Experience and Qualifications.”
Paul was the top candidate for the job. Once hired, he was then tasked with ferreting out renegade new believers and throwing them into prison.
But upon his conversion, Paul had a career change. His goal reversed from persecuting Christians to preaching about Christ and converting people to Christianity across the Mediterranean.
“Everything else is worthless,” said Paul, “When compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:8, NLT).
Paul recorded his new job objective accordingly. As should we, whenever we write a resume.
Write a resume that reflects your job objective.
Thank you for your leading in our professional lives. Help me to reflect a clear job objective when I prepare my own resume or a resume for others.
In Jesus’s name, Amen.
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