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  • How Personal Branding Can Help You in Your Church Job Search

    By: Katie Bivens, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    Recently, I was in conversation with one of my colleagues about the importance of personal branding. He looked at me with a quizzical expression on his face as I described it. This stopped me in my tracks. As a public relations major in college, the concept of personal branding was drilled into my head as I worked my way through my studies. I even took a design class that had an entire month dedicated to the importance of creating a brand ...   Read More
  • The Primary Cause of Job Burnout The gold standard job burnout assessment is the 22-question Maslach Burnout Inventory  (“MBI”) by University of California, Berkeley psychology professor, Christina Maslach. The MBI surveys three areas: exhaustion, depersonalization and professional efficacy. According to Dr. Maslach, people often think the demands of their jobs are the primary contributors to burnout. Interestingly, she has found ...   Read More
  • How do you know when God is closing one door in ministry and opening another? I get this question a lot and have previously addressed it, but recently I have received it more frequently so I decided to update this post. Several times in my ministry, first as a layperson and since then in vocational ministry, God has called me to leave one ministry and begin another. It can be a scary place to face the unknown, yet know that God is up to something ...   Read More
  • In all my years of interviewing people and helping people with their resume I continue to see the “general resume” that is sent out as a mass mailer. People use the same resume for every position they apply for with little if any change in how they word it. This method does nothing to make a resume stand out and does everything to have it blend in with all the others and in most cases gets it thrown away never gets them an interview. ...   Read More
  • Pastors toss me this issue regularly.  Somewhere in the archives of our website, I’m sure we’ve dealt with this subject.  However, with over 2,000 articles and no index of these things, I suggest that they google “McKeever + (subject),” and see what comes up. Usually, if I’ve written on the subject, it’ll show up in the results. That said, perhaps it’s time to say a few more things about this. Here’s ...   Read More
  • The 6 Most Common Mistakes on a Ministry Resume

    By: William Vanderbloemen, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    In golf, they say that you can never win a tournament on the first day of competition, but you sure can lose it. In baseball, they say that you can’t win in the first inning, but you sure can lose. In interviewing, you probably won’t win a job because of your ministry resume, but you sure can lose it. Resumes are a doorway to the next step in a job search. No more, no less. The longer I review them, the more I see some common stumbling ...   Read More
  • Finding Your Next Job Fast

    By: Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck
    Need to find a new job quickly? In this economy, many people need to find work fast, yet they unwittingly prolong their unemployment. One study found that 95 percent of job seekers make mistakes in their job search that hinder them from securing their next job. The tips in this article will help make sure you are not one of them! Most job-hunting mistakes fall into two categories: (1) unproductive methods of finding job openings, and (2) ineffective ...   Read More
  • How to Ask Your Boss for Help

    By: Bob Sutton, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    One of the jobs of a great church leader is to get the most out of their employees by encouraging and empowering them to achieve bigger and better things. As someone who has worked under both great and not-so-great leaders, I realize this is a challenging thing to do. There is a constant dance: trying to challenge your staff without overworking them.  For several years in my career I worked under bosses who wanted more but did nothing ...   Read More
  • How To Maintain Church Job Satisfaction After The “Honeymoon Phase”

    By: Katie Viscontini, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    I recently came back from my honeymoon, and boy, was it a rude awakening to be back in the real world. Marriage is the easiest it will ever be on your honeymoon, and when the honeymoon’s over and you’re back to the daily grind, you can find yourself in a bit of a rut. So it is with the other “honeymoon phases” of life - the honeymoon phase of your walk with Jesus, the honeymoon phase with a new car or house, the honeymoon ...   Read More
  • At one time or another, all of us will face times of uncertainty. Maybe you graduated from college and have no idea what you will do this coming January. Perhaps you just lost your job. Or you’ve just moved to a new area where you know no one. Maybe you’ve just started a new job and feel overwhelmed at the challenges that loom before you. Maybe you’re single and wonder if you’ll ever get married. Your life may even be ...   Read More
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