The Unemployment Journey – God is with you every step!
Even in a good economy, over 20 million people in the U.S. become unemployed through a discharge, layoff or job elimination each year. The journey of being unemployed is one most aren’t prepared for. The future that seemed predictable is suddenly unknown, and most experience this silently. Join Dale Kreienkamp, Author of How Long, O Lord, How Long? Devotions for the Unemployed and Those Who Love Them, as he shares the emotional journey that led him to write this book and how He saw God’s hand on him throughout the way.
As a former HR Executive who has twice experienced unemployment, Dale will share the obstacles he faced. More importantly, he will share how, through it all, God was there with him every step of the way, drawing him close and building trust in Him. Whether it is you or a friend journeying through unemployment, learn practical and spiritual ways to be a support through the unemployment journey so you too can experience God’s wonderful plans through this.
Career transitions are an opportunity for personal growth and development as a professional. Sometimes they are self-initiated, like seeking a new role or a new position. More often, though, career transitions for employees are unexpected, initiated by an organization, e.g. a position is eliminated, a layoff, an organization is sold or merged, a department is realigned and now reports to a different leader, etc.
As Human Resources professionals, we have a responsibility to help our organization and the employees navigate those unexpected changes, but those changes can also impact us. How prepared are you to help those where you serve? How prepared are you to help yourself if the unexpected happens to you? How will you assess when it is time for you to initiate a career transition? Learn tips that will help you manage your career and help others.
How to Help a Friend who is Unemployed
Even in a good economy, over 20 million people in the U.S. become unemployed through a discharge, layoff or job elimination each year. In fact, you will have more people in your life become unemployed in a year than will be diagnosed with cancer, get divorced or pass away. Yet, this crisis often goes unnoticed because few talk about it.
Join Dale Kreienkamp, Author of How Long, O Lord, How Long? Devotions for the Unemployed and Those Who Love Them. Having twice experienced unemployment himself, Dale will provide insight to help you better understand the unique challenges and emotions faced in the journey. He will also share practical ways you can support a friend or family member in your life who is walking through the journey of unemployment towards hope and spiritual healing.
What to Do if You Become Unemployed
You have suddenly become unemployed. You are frozen. You don’t know what to do, so chances are, you are doing nothing. It is a natural response to facing an unknown future that once seemed predictable. What is there to do? First, recognize that this is not your fault. You are not a failure. Secondly, know you are not alone: Over 20 million people in the U.S. become unemployed each year.
Join Dale Kreienkamp, Author of How Long, O Lord, How Long? as he shares about his personal journey through unemployment and the natural feelings faced: loneliness, anger, despair, fear and anxiety. Ultimately, gain practical, every day steps to not only get through this journey towards employment but to learn to rely on the Lord more through it.