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Martin Luther King's advice to job seekers


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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968)
Yes: The job market today in Houston is tough. You may think, “I’ve done everything I can possibly do! Job boards, Job Fairs, Resume in order, Networking, and more.  I might as well give up.”
What would Martin Luther King’s advice to you be?
First, he may want you to read these articles from Houston's Workplace Examiner: (yeah, right...)
 
 
 
But, Dr. King's advice may include: Giving up would be evil. Never give up!
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it.” – Martin Luther King
Re-think your job search approach!
“Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” – Martin Luther King
Find something you WANT to do…and pursue it with passion.
“A man has no right to live until he has found something to die for.” – Martin Luther King
But…Dr. King, I’ve tried EVERYTHING. The system just doesn’t want me. It’s the stupid government’s fault!
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” – Martin Luther King
King's "Drum Major Instinct" sermon, given on 4 February 1968, was an adaptation of the 1952 homily ‘‘Drum-Major Instincts’’ by J. Wallace Hamilton. King encouraged his congregation to seek greatness, but to do so through service and love. King concluded the sermon by imagining his own funeral, downplaying his famous achievements and emphasizing his heart to do right.
 
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Comments

  • Elizabeth 4 years ago

    the time IS right...to do what is right when conservatives and Republicans vote in 2010 and 2012!

  • Tomas 4 years ago

    Nice

  • Sara 4 years ago

    Do not forget that Reverend King had many personal issues that often stood in the way of his credibility. Yes, his heart was in the right place for what he was trying to accomplish and his speeches were wonderful, but his actions...at times, were questionable. A little like our current president!

  • Sam 4 years ago

    That was a great, great man. My parents went to see him and still talk about how much he did for the people.
    Leaders like that just don't come around enough.

  • Frank 4 years ago

    Thank you, James, for demonstrating that we can apply Dr. King's advice to address a variety issues in our lives, including employment. If we feel that conventional job-search wisdom does not fit us, the challenge is to find our passion and convert it into a worthwhile occupation. How can we redefine the world and focus our interests and talents to achieve a balance between doing what we want to do and earning money?

  • Megann' 3 years ago

    Well from my point of view i think that he was indeed a great leader and he never gave up to do what was right at all. i mean he changed poeples lifes.

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