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6 Signs It's Time To Quit Your Job
Posted by Jeff Gilmer on 8/10/17 7:00 AM

What To Consider Before Saying "Yes" To A Job Offer

There is probably nothing more exciting to a job seeker than getting “the call.” You know the call I’m talking about: the call from the company you've been tirelessly applying to, interviewing for, and obsessing over for the last several weeks, and maybe even months. This is the long-awaited call where you’re offered a job!

It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of a new offer, especially if the job has been in your sights for a while. Before you accept it, ensure this is the right next step for you by doing your research and spending time in reflection. Consider these four things (if you haven’t already).

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Posted by Katie Bivens on 7/31/17 7:00 AM

4 Tips For A Better Church Job Search

Even in a vocation like ministry (which is more of a calling than mere employment), the job search can be frustrating, confusing, and exhausting. I’ve not only personally experienced how soul-draining it can be to send out hundreds of resumes, seemingly into the void, but I’ve also encountered many pastors going through the same, sometimes-defeating process. Along the way, I’ve learned a few things that would have made my own job search much easier.

Here are 4 tips to keep you motivated and encouraged in your job search:

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Posted by Sarah Hogan on 7/27/17 7:02 AM

Are You Ready To Become A Lead Pastor?

You’ve been a youth pastor, small groups pastor, children’s pastor, or an executive pastor for years, and you're now wondering if maybe you should begin to lead a church – as the senior pastor. So, how do you know if it is time for you to begin to look to become a lead pastor?

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Posted by David Whiting on 7/10/17 7:01 AM

What To Consider When Using Job Boards

When companies like Monster and Career Builder came onto the scene twenty years ago, hiring managers everywhere rejoiced at the idea of instant access to more candidates, and candidates everywhere rejoiced at the idea of instant access to more jobs. Most of the world thought this innovation would change hiring forever. Fast forward a few decades, and popularity of these job boards is still strong, but hiring hasn’t gotten any easier. Having a larger pool of candidates doesn’t change the fact that you still need to process them thoroughly to make the right hire for your team. 

Job boards aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, so it’s important to understand the pros and cons of using them. Here are 4 things to consider:

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Posted by Sarah Robins on 6/15/17 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

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 Hogan 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

How To Discern Where Your Next Ministry Move Is

At Vanderbloemen Search Group, we have the privilege of working with many church leaders and church staff members who sense that God is moving them on from their current ministry context. That part is clear to them. But what is sometimes unclear is the place God has in mind for their next season of ministry.

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Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 1/20/17 7:56 AM

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