Elements to consider when evaluating whether a job is a good fit:
– Compensation: Are pay and benefits adequate for your current and future needs?
– Vocation: Does the job allow you to use your gifts and respond to the calling you believe is on your life?
– Mission: Do you believe in the value of what you are or will be doing?
– Environment: Do you or would you like going to work and spending eight or more hours a day there?
– Growth: Is there room for development and advancement?
– Company: Is the company well run and financially solvent?
– Corporate Ethic: Does the company operate ethically, and does it respect your other commitments to church and family?
Rarely will any one job allow you to answer all these questions affirmatively. But there may be a problem if most of the answers are “No.”
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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