Hunting for a Job? Don't!

Every spring thousands of young people rush busily around hunting summer jobs. I've done this, and perhaps you have too. You know how it is: the want ads are suddenly the most interesting part of the paper, and the local employment office is the place where the action is. Maybe you would just like to have a little more money for clothes for school in the fall. Or your folks will let you get a car if....Perhaps it's to help out with the household finances, or to pay for college. This last reason was why I needed a summer job.

Now, the need for a job—for the summer or for a longer period of time—is nothing new. And the motives and methods for obtaining jobs are numerous. Some have been more successful, however, than others. Here's how I worked it out. It was after my first year of college. I had been job hunting all spring with no success, and was pretty discouraged. Without a summer job, it would have been difficult to continue college that fall.

"I've been praying in Christian Science about employment all along. What's wrong?" I asked myself.

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True Work Is Permanent
July 17, 1971

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