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The Resume: Write a Resume to Reflect Your Job Goals – Like Paul Did

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A Word From The Word

Everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. (Philippians 3:8, NLT

A Word For Writers

Write a resume with a clear objective: a #devotional for #writers based on Phil 3:8 with Word Wise at Nonprofit Copywriter #WritingTips

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.”

  • He had a pure lineage
  • He was a Pharisees, a Jewish group known for their obedience to the law
  • He was passionate about his faith
  • He obeyed the law without fault

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.

A Wise Word

Write a resume that reflects your job objective.

A Word To Pray

Heavenly Father,

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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