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Story of Benaiah, Son of Jehoiada

Benaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, performed great exploits. He struck down Moab’s two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion. And he struck down a huge Egyptian. Although the Egyptian had a spear in his hand, Benaiah went against him with a club. He snatched the spear from the Egyptian’s hand and killed him with his own spear. Such were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada; he too was as famous as the three mighty warriors. He was held in greater honor than any of the Thirty, but he was not included among the Three. And David put him in charge of his bodyguard.

What a resume!! We can take a cue from benaiah when writing our resumes. He stated his name, where he was from ( that can pass for location), his past experiences and then his accomplishments.

From his resume, it is very easy to see benaiah’s skills and competencies. His ability to accurately communicate this got him the job as the captain of David’s bodyguards.

He was bold, courageous, and fearless( people usually run from lions, but benaiah chased one down till He killed it, people usually run from tough work challenges and responsibilities, instead of taking it on and conquering). He was a leader and led 30 strong employees.
He was valiant- this means he was a very determined person.

And so on…. There are many people just like benaiah, people who have done alot but when writing their resume they are unable to clearly articulate it. There are others, who are currently facing work challenges and instead of focusing on the opportunity that challenge will give you in the future, are complaining and considering resignation.

You see, God is in the resume building business. He is always using our past experiences to prepare us for future opportunities . But those God given opportunities will often come as man eating lions. We can cower in fear and run away from our greatest challenges or we can chase our God ordained destiny by seizing God ordained opportunities.

Every hiring manager wants a benaiah. If indeed you are one, does your resume communicate that?

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