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My own periods of waiting, including those times when I was unemployed, taught me so much about myself, about the world, about meaning, and about the divine.

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Martin Elfert

Martin Elfert

The Rev. Martin Elfert is an immigrant to the Christian faith. After the birth of his first child, he began to wonder about the ways in which the Divine was at work in the world. Shortly thereafter, he joined Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, BC, where he and his new son were baptized at the Easter Vigil in 2005 and where the community encouraged him to seek ordination.

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  1. The comment about treating a job search like a full-time job is excellent. I also recommend keeping an 8 to 5 schedule, or something similar. Get up at the same time every day, get dressed, and “punch the clock.” Do internet and computer work away from home. Take time to make connections with people in the new town. Even if a company isn’t hiring, request that *you* interview people who have the jobs you want and get the lay of the land. Apply even for jobs you don’t like and minimally, get the practice of interviewing and being interviewed. If someone offers you a job for which you’re overqualified, you can always turn it down. Assuming you have the financial leeway, be picky. Depending on your field, volunteering is also an excellent use of time. You never know when a good connection will happen.