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Posted by Brian Dunks on 6/22/17 7:04 AM

5 Ways To Be Successful In Your New Job

Beginning a new job brings a variety of emotions: excitement, fear, and everything in between. Not only are you adjusting to the new demands of your job, but you’re also adjusting your personal life to fit those demands. It’s important to expect challenges and be prepared to learn from them as you transition.

Here are five tips to help you succeed when starting a new job.

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Posted by Breanna Canning on 6/19/17 7:00 AM

Young (Future) Leaders: How To Wait Well

As you read this article, know that I am not writing this as a leadership expert. This article is more of the pot calling the kettle black. This article comes out of my own pursuit on how to wait well, or even determine whether or not I am called to lead in a high capacity. 

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Posted by David Fantin on 6/12/17 7:01 AM

5 People You Shouldn't List As References

Here at Vanderbloemen Search Group, we ask candidates to provide 3-5 references, regardless of the position they’re seeking. We also ask that these references fall into one of these three categories: supervisor, colleague or subordinate.

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Posted by Gail Mayes on 5/25/17 7:01 AM

Leaving The Corporate World? How To Find The Best Ministry Role For You

Making a transition from a career in the corporate world to ministry can be difficult, but it isn’t completely out of the ordinary. People feel called to ministry at different stages in their lives and careers. Once you feel that call, if you aren’t already volunteering your time to a local church or ministry, you need to start. It’s helpful to include your volunteer or bi-vocational ministry experience on your resume alongside your secular experience. 

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Posted by Jeff Gilmer on 3/29/17 7:44 AM

5 Ways To Foster Contentment In The Workplace

Part of my role as an Executive Search Consultant is, at times, interviewing someone who isn't happy in their current position. For one reason or another, they feel that they need to move to the next level, are not being paid enough, are feeling a "holy dissatisfaction," or are simply unhappy with their responsibilities or manager.

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Posted by Tracey Smith on 3/27/17 7:15 AM

3 Essential Interview Traits To Look For In Church Staff Candidates

Knowing that a bad hire can be costly both financially and to the momentum and morale of your church staff, it’s important to know what to look for as you interview candidates for your team.

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Posted by Deanna Kotrla on 2/15/17 7:13 AM

9 Email Best Practices For Your Church Staff

 

Email is such a constant part of our daily lives that you probably don’t even think twice before hitting “send” after typing up a message. While this is fine for casual conversations among friends, email communication in your workplace requires a bit more thought and care.

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Posted by Sarah Newsome on 2/6/17 7:10 AM

Church Leaders: Why Growth Requires Struggle

This post is directed toward those who may be sensing God calling them to something different, but they want to stay where they are comfortable; those who can’t make the decision to move or who tend to stay within their comfort zones. I totally get it - for whatever reason, the thought of leaving what you know is feels too dangerous or uncomfortable. So you don't risk it, and the decision is left unmade.

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Posted by David Fantin on 2/3/17 7:53 AM

5 Keys To A Seamless Ministry Job Transition

You've been hired by a church; now what? Integration onto a new team and into a new city can be daunting. If a ministry transition goes poorly, you’re in for a rough ride that could lead to a negative outcome for you and the church. However, if you take the right steps and navigate your steps with wisdom, it could very well be the start of a beautiful working relationship.

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Posted by Danny Watterson on 1/23/17 7:36 AM

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