This morning I sit at a conference table in a design studio in Soho. Hot dog. I am working with two dudes I’ve gotten back into contact with. It’s a product of the action my coach prescribed in the Redeemer Job Search Skills Training (www. redeemer.com/jobsearchskills training) through the Diaconate* ministry. Met somebody for coffee. Let them know what I was doing. Was interested in what they were doing. Followed up with an email. Several weeks later a call from a mutual friend. A few email exchanges. A lot of prayer. Then BOOM!—A fantastic freelance gig: an international fashion brand and retailer is opening two stores in New York City, one on 5th Ave. and one in Herald Square. The client needed advertising, communications, and events for the launches. The creative director and strategist needed a suit: a guy with a background working with international clients, with managing disparate groups of people toward a common goal, and generally putting the matchbox out of reach on the top shelf so the house doesn’t get burned down (or putting feet to the fire when stuff needed to get done). With the help of contacts, the support of Redeemer’s incredible Job Search Round Table and extraordinary Skills Training, and by God’s grace—as His hand is all over it’m employed. God willing, this contract continues through Christmas. And I know that about three months before it’s up, another email will go out letting people know what’s up, just like what I learned from the Job Search Skills Training. God bless Redeemer and my fellow job seekers.
*The Diaconate is Redeemer’s ministry of mercy addressing the needs of those in our church family experiencing hardship. The Diaconate is our response to God’s calling to be merciful, to love and care for one another in practical ways. If you need practical assistance, please call the Diaconate Helpline, (212) 726-1334.