Unemployed workers may want to enroll in Christian colleges
Any Christians who find themselves unemployed because of the recession may turn to God to provide them with the strength to get through this difficult time. Somewhere else they can look that has the potential to transform them into more attractive job candidates are Christian universities.
In fact, 61 percent of the more than 3,000 employers who responded to a recent CareerBuilder survey agree that jobseekers should take a class to make themselves into more marketable candidates.
Based on the results of the survey, which appeared in a recent CareerBuilder press release, 85 percent of employers reported they are more understanding of employment gaps in individuals’ job history. At the same time, it is important for companies to see that prospective workers have put their downtime to good use.
“What is most important to employers is that workers show they have stayed active in sharpening their skills,” said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources for CareerBuilder.
As a result, when adults are not looking for work, they can be taking classes through Christian colleges and universities, either online or on-campus. Not only does this show prospective employers that they are putting their free time to good use, it can help them become better prepared for when the right job comes along.