Share Your Story

At Self-Reliance Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

We want to share your employment story!

Stories are powerful. They teach, they inspire, and they give hope. For people who are currently out of work, the stories of those who have been through unemployment can have a tremendous impact on their morale. You understand the unique challenges of looking for work and can speak from personal experience. Please consider sharing your story with others who might gain hope from your successes.

There are several places your story could be used, including in the following projects.

New LDS Jobs Video Project

LDS Jobs is starting a new project using videos to tell employment stories. The videos will focus on many different employment situations—such as unemployment, reentering the workforce, underemployment, and finding a job after college—as well as job search techniques that contribute to success. We are especially interested in individuals who have seen a marked difference in their job search after developing or improving their “Me in 30 Seconds” statement, networking skills, résumé, and cover letter and are willing to share what they wish they had known at the beginning of their job search.

Examples of videos from a similar project:

Dear Shaye: Advice to My Younger Self

Dear Rick: Advice to My Younger Self

LDS Jobs Success Stories

LDS Jobs shares written success stories that highlight effective job search techniques and give hope to job seekers. Each story is written either by the submitter or by an LDS Jobs writer after a phone interview. Success stories discuss the challenges of an individual’s job search as well what was most helpful in finding a job. They inspire those who read them to try new ideas in their job search and continue with hope. LDS Jobs success stories are published on LDSJobs.org and can be used in other Church publications as well.

Examples of LDS Jobs success stories:

Hugh’s Story: A Good Friend and a New Certification

Yazmin’s Story: Learning How to Enter a Changing Job Market

Bob’s Story: Using Networking to Your Advantage

His Grace Mormon Channel Series

The His Grace series is focused on providing inspiration for people as they struggle with significant challenges in their life. Each episode of the series shows an individual who has found hope, peace, and fulfillment in the gospel of Jesus Christ. They tell their story on camera, supported by still photographs and memorabilia from their life. His Grace videos are posted on the Mormon Channel and Church websites.

Examples of His Grace videos:

Finding Purpose in Life: Does Faith Matter?

Unplanned Pregnancy, Adoption and the “Best Gift Ever”

How can I share my story?

To share your story, send an email to ldsjobs-stories@ldschurch.org.

Include in the email:

  • Your contact information
  • A current photograph
  • A brief overview of your employment experiences
  • Who was instrumental to your success
  • What job search techniques had a major impact on your success
  • How the grace of Jesus Christ has helped you through this

If you would like to limit your submission for a specific project listed above, please indicate that in your email. 

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