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  • 7 Stories to Help Win the Job of Your Dreams

    By: Kevin and Kay Marie Brennfleck
    Today's interviews are often competency-based, "behavioral" interviews. Employers want to know how you have behaved in specific situations so that they can evaluate not only how well you could do the job, but how you would fit into the work team and corporate culture. The best preparation for a behavioral interview is developing personal stories that illustrate past accomplishments. Ultimately, the bottom-line question that employers need you to ...   Read More
  • Interviewing for a New Job?

    By: Jennifer Maggio
    In today's world, the job market has become ever-so competitive. It is crucial that those who are actively seeking employment know how to do the "little things" well. What can you do to set you apart? How will potential employers remember you? How do you get started, if you haven't job searched in many years? Here are a few tips to get you started: Show up on time for your interview. This actually means to show up 15 minutes early. Trust me. You ...   Read More
  • If you haven’t figured it out yet let me encourage you to see something that will greatly help you. Not all of your ideas are good. Some of them are bad. And God will often let you flail and fail out there for very good purposes. And when you fail do not lose the opportunity to find grace in the midst of it. I believe this is especially important for pastors to understand. It’s one of the most important lessons I have learned in 16 years ...   Read More
  • Job-Seekers: Is The Grass Really Greener?

    By: Danny Watterson, Vanderbloemen
    I’ve heard it said many times, “The hardest decisions in life aren’t made between what’s good and bad but rather between what’s good and what’s best.”  A life spent serving in ministry is really no different. It’s all good. Giving your life for Kingdom work no matter the trials, obstacles, or red-tape you may be facing in your current role is indeed, all good. We are told in James ...   Read More
  • 4 Questions To Lead You To Your Dream Job

    By: William Vanderbloemen, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    Over the years, I’ve spent over 10,000 hours helping churches and companies find their key staff members. That includes a lot of time interfacing with candidates who are considering a job change. During that time, I’ve been consistently asked what to look for in a next career move. Most people don’t know exactly what to look for. In survey after survey, around half of all Americans say that they are unhappy with their job. In a ...   Read More
  • Years ago in a company I owned, there was a young man who worked for me who had tremendous potential. I believed in him so much that I personally invested in him and paid special attention to him. I thought his future with our company was worth the extra time. Sadly, he never measured up to my expectations and we ended up having to part ways.Every time I would meet with him to “encourage” him, he would say the same thing.“I’m ...   Read More
  • 3 Temptations That Can Trick You Into Taking The Wrong Job

    By: William Vanderbloemen, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    "Good is the enemy of great." Jim Collins’ words ring true in business, but also in choosing a job. People pick a job because it seems like a good choice, only to find themselves unfulfilled and wanting. Survey after survey reveals that over half of the US workforce is not happy with their job. Even vocations that are grounded in “purpose” are not immune to this trend. In a recent study we commissioned of high growth churches and ...   Read More
  • Editor's Note: The following is a report on the practical applications of Robert J. Morgan's new book Mastering Life Before It’s Too Late: 10 Biblical Strategies for a Lifetime of Purpose (Howard Books, 2015). God has planned for you to fulfill important purposes during your lifetime, and you don’t know how long you have to do so. Each new day is a valuable opportunity from God to do more of the work he has uniquely called you to do ...   Read More
  • Why God Closes Doors

    By: Sarah Martin
    I sat with my computer on my lap and Google at my fingertips. Surely this search would come up fruitful and all of my heart troubles would be alleviated by one confirmation from the ever knowledgeable, all knowing search engine. I typed in this phrase into the little box with the eyeglass... When God shuts a door, He opens a window. After years of seeing this phrase on those cutesy little posters with kittens perched on windows, I was for sure ...   Read More
  • Just because an opportunity presents itself, and it looks appealing, doesn't necessarily mean it is from God. And likewise, just because an open door looks a little uncertain, doesn't mean you shouldn't walk through it. The key is knowing how to discern if an opportunity is really an open door from God. I don't want to miss those open doors because I was afraid to walk through them. But I also don't want to take every opportunity that comes along, ...   Read More
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