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27-02-2010, 16:59   #1
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A NOVENA OR PRAYER THAT WORKS

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Just wondering if anyone knows of a prayer or novena that works. I'm unemployed for nearly a year now and have been looking and applying for jobs every day. I have been on lots of interviews but have had no luck. Someone said to me pray and it will happen. I had an interview for a job I really wanted last week and came second on the panel meaning I didn't get it, I've been so depressed ever since and my confidence has been kicked out of me.

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http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/novena/jude.htm

Novena to St.Jude, Patron Saint of hopeless cases.

Pray this novena, but my advice is that before you do, go to a good confession, receive the Eucharist that same day receive Eucharist every day for nine days whilst praying the Novena, within these 9 days I would also advise you to fast and read a passage of the Gospel.

Keep your prayer strong and be steadfast in doing the things I invite you to do.

God bless and take care,

Pax Christi,
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Just wondering if anyone knows of a prayer or novena that works. I'm unemployed for nearly a year now and have been looking and applying for jobs every day. I have been on lots of interviews but have had no luck. Someone said to me pray and it will happen.
Maybe some more practical and pro-active advice that might work...

1. Are you aware of a specific reason why you are an unattractive candidate e.g. you once got caught with your hand in the company tea money? If your references are going to be bad (i.e. a refusal to give a reference), you need to prepare yourself to deal with this. Try to gain some good references, maybe by volunteering somewhere (charity shop, old folk's home, whatever). You can then use these to vouch for your character.
2. Have you got any feedback about why your interviews have been unsuccessful? Any interviewer should be able to highlight specific problem areas. Don't be shy, give them a ring and ask for feedback.
3. Are you applying for jobs you are qualified to do or are you looking at jobs which require direction changes/new skills? If the latter, you will likely be competing against people with more experience and you might expect to need more time to land the job you want.
4. Have you considered doing stuff in the meantime, like a few courses? Anything that improves your CV in any way would be useful, not just now but for the future. What gaps do you have? Computing skills, a language....? Easier said than done but you never know, it might give you the edge you're looking for. Most big libraries will have careers advice centres.
Most importantly:
5. Are you walking into job interviews expecting a knockback? Negativity is really easy to detect and if you are sitting with slouched shoulders and a frown, nobody's going to employ you. Or worse, are you going into interviews like they owe you something? Be honest about what attitude you are projecting. Make sure you're smiling and bright, even if inside you are groaning. Try to be positive, tell yourself what a great guy you are before you go in

It seems like you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel at the moment but you will get to the end and everything will be fine. Good luck.
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Maybe some more practical and pro-active advice that might work...

1. Are you aware of a specific reason why you are an unattractive candidate e.g. you once got caught with your hand in the company tea money? If your references are going to be bad (i.e. a refusal to give a reference), you need to prepare yourself to deal with this. Try to gain some good references, maybe by volunteering somewhere (charity shop, old folk's home, whatever). You can then use these to vouch for your character.
2. Have you got any feedback about why your interviews have been unsuccessful? Any interviewer should be able to highlight specific problem areas. Don't be shy, give them a ring and ask for feedback.
3. Are you applying for jobs you are qualified to do or are you looking at jobs which require direction changes/new skills? If the latter, you will likely be competing against people with more experience and you might expect to need more time to land the job you want.
4. Have you considered doing stuff in the meantime, like a few courses? Anything that improves your CV in any way would be useful, not just now but for the future. What gaps do you have? Computing skills, a language....? Easier said than done but you never know, it might give you the edge you're looking for. Most big libraries will have careers advice centres.
Most importantly:
5. Are you walking into job interviews expecting a knockback? Negativity is really easy to detect and if you are sitting with slouched shoulders and a frown, nobody's going to employ you. Or worse, are you going into interviews like they owe you something? Be honest about what attitude you are projecting. Make sure you're smiling and bright, even if inside you are groaning. Try to be positive, tell yourself what a great guy you are before you go in

It seems like you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel at the moment but you will get to the end and everything will be fine. Good luck.
there you go irish high, prayer and action, its seems that the Holy Spirit is already directing you, listen out for his voice, for he inpsires even those who are not of his fold to advise his children without them even knowing it.

God bless you irish high,

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Maybe some more practical and pro-active advice that might work...

1. Are you aware of a specific reason why you are an unattractive candidate e.g. you once got caught with your hand in the company tea money? If your references are going to be bad (i.e. a refusal to give a reference), you need to prepare yourself to deal with this. Try to gain some good references, maybe by volunteering somewhere (charity shop, old folk's home, whatever). You can then use these to vouch for your character.
2. Have you got any feedback about why your interviews have been unsuccessful? Any interviewer should be able to highlight specific problem areas. Don't be shy, give them a ring and ask for feedback.
3. Are you applying for jobs you are qualified to do or are you looking at jobs which require direction changes/new skills? If the latter, you will likely be competing against people with more experience and you might expect to need more time to land the job you want.
4. Have you considered doing stuff in the meantime, like a few courses? Anything that improves your CV in any way would be useful, not just now but for the future. What gaps do you have? Computing skills, a language....? Easier said than done but you never know, it might give you the edge you're looking for. Most big libraries will have careers advice centres.
Most importantly:
5. Are you walking into job interviews expecting a knockback? Negativity is really easy to detect and if you are sitting with slouched shoulders and a frown, nobody's going to employ you. Or worse, are you going into interviews like they owe you something? Be honest about what attitude you are projecting. Make sure you're smiling and bright, even if inside you are groaning. Try to be positive, tell yourself what a great guy you are before you go in

It seems like you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel at the moment but you will get to the end and everything will be fine. Good luck.
EXCUSE ME? Don't ever again hint that I stole from my last job! I have a degree in Social Science, General Nursing And a post grad in phlebotomy! I have had very positive feed back from any job interview I have been on and have had my C.V looked over for me! I recieved a scholarship to attend university and my I.T skills are very good. Think before you write and insulting post again!
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Would you react like that in an interview?
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Would you react like that in an interview?
Not at all, no one has ever been that rude to me in an interview. All you can do is thank them for there time. I have never had any negitive feed back either. I know that its so many people and so little jobs, but for a comment like that is not called for and missing the point of the thread. The question was does anyone know any prayers, Not can you be as rude as possible with your career advice
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EXCUSE ME? Don't ever again hint that I stole from my last job! I have a degree in Social Science, General Nursing And a post grad in phlebotomy! I have had very positive feed back from any job interview I have been on and have had my C.V looked over for me! I recieved a scholarship to attend university and my I.T skills are very good. Think before you write and insulting post again!
No offence intended in the first post at all and a tip - "e.g." means that you are going to make an example, not a specific and true statement. I was simply making a list of things you might try/not have thought of/need encouragement to face, given that we've all faced similar situations at some point. If that's how you respond to positive and well-meaning advice, it's no wonder you don't have a job. I'll not bother trying to help anyone next time.

I would recommend the use of a spell-checker on any documents you submit for job applications.

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Not at all, no one has ever been that rude to me in an interview. All you can do is thank them for there time. I have never had any negitive feed back either. I know that its so many people and so little jobs, but for a comment like that is not called for and missing the point of the thread. The question was does anyone know any prayers, Not can you be as rude as possible with your career advice
Way to bite the hand that feeds you. Even if you didn't find that helpful, I did Emma thanks.
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EXCUSE ME? Don't ever again hint that I stole from my last job! I have a degree in Social Science, General Nursing And a post grad in phlebotomy! I have had very positive feed back from any job interview I have been on and have had my C.V looked over for me! I recieved a scholarship to attend university and my I.T skills are very good. Think before you write and insulting post again!
Irish High, it appears you picked up doctoremma wrong, it does not appear to me in her text that she implied you stole, only your own conscience according to emmas post could correct you and keep you safe on that one.

I don't feel Emma wrote with any malicious intent or was anywhere near aware of your skills etc etc....

we must remember that we all can do better in no matter what profession we indulge in and that none of us ever really have it covered, being a guitarist for many many years I could never say I've got it covered, but I'm always learning and open to advice, even if most of the advice is not relevant to me.

God bless and take care,
*waving white flag*
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I remember an interview I had years ago for a particular position I though I wanted. I was working but did not like where I was working. All was going well. The interviewer showed me around and talked me through how everything worked and so on and then when we went back to the interview room he said straight to my face: "You're very cynical aren't you?" I went red faced as you can imagine and tried to respond in defense of myself in a kindly and respectful manner and as I was doing so he then said: "No I don't mean cynical, I mean condescending?" Only that I heard that some interviewer's employ tactics like this in order to see how you react I sort of kept shtum and didn't bite the bait (if that's what it was) although I was very close to telling him to shove his job. Anyway I just said that I did not see myself in that light and that everyone is entitled to their opinion and so on. But I could not wait to get out of there. We parted company and shook hands and all that and I went away really pissed off. A few days later the recruitment agency called me and said that out of ten candidates I was their first choice (they probably would say that) and offered me the job but I declined out right. I told him what the interviewer said in the interview and that I would not work for weirdos like that. It taught me one thing at the time, the job I was in wasn't that bad after all and I ended up staying there for another 8 years or so. But yeah, really weird. I was anything but cynical or condescending so he must have been trying to see how I would react. How he had the brass balls to do it is beyond me. Anyway just thought I'd share that with you all
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EXCUSE ME? Don't ever again hint that I stole from my last job! I have a degree in Social Science, General Nursing And a post grad in phlebotomy! I have had very positive feed back from any job interview I have been on and have had my C.V looked over for me! I recieved a scholarship to attend university and my I.T skills are very good. Think before you write and insulting post again!
Ha, tis no wonder you aint getting jobs with that attitude.
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I remember an interview I had years ago for a particular position I though I wanted. I was working but did not like where I was working. All was going well. The interviewer showed me around and talked me through how everything worked and so on and then when we went back to the interview room he said straight to my face: "You're very cynical aren't you?" I went red faced as you can imagine and tried to respond in defense of myself in a kindly and respectful manner and as I was doing so he then said: "No I don't mean cynical, I mean condescending?" Only that I heard that some interviewer's employ tactics like this in order to see how you react I sort of kept shtum and didn't bite the bait (if that's what it was) although I was very close to telling him to shove his job. Anyway I just said that I did not see myself in that light and that everyone is entitled to their opinion and so on. But I could not wait to get out of there. We parted company and shook hands and all that and I went away really pissed off. A few days later the recruitment agency called me and said that out of ten candidates I was their first choice (they probably would say that) and offered me the job but I declined out right. I told him what the interviewer said in the interview and that I would not work for weirdos like that. It taught me one thing at the time, the job I was in wasn't that bad after all and I ended up staying there for another 8 years or so. But yeah, really weird. I was anything but cynical or condescending so he must have been trying to see how I would react. How he had the brass balls to do it is beyond me. Anyway just thought I'd share that with you all
I've never had a weird interview like that, I've always got on great with the panel, but there is always someone with a bit more experience than me. Nursing jobs are so hard to find and it just gets a bit wearing going to interview after interview. I can't believe I went into a holy forum to ask for a prayer and got dogs abuse from that emma. Anyway thanks for sharing.
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Ha, tis no wonder you aint getting jobs with that attitude.
He/She is in a delicate situation, and I always like my heavenly Father forgive and forget. simply rubbishing His/her posts does not help him/her in any way, we must correct each other with a spirit of gentleness, and doing such a thing on a forum with only words is difficult as most people percieve correction as rejection and shouting with anger.

in fairness to irish high the OP did ask for prayers and that must be credited to him/her

He/She is a good soul He/she means well, we must repay evil with love, repaying evil with evil can only draw out more evil.

God bless you Irish High, and your in my prayers until you get that job, and when you do pm me and let me know.

God bless
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Can I please just say thank you for SOME of the replies but can we just stick to the thread question.

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