ajax-loader

Church Employment Articles

  • Share:

Proactively Look for New Challenges and Skills

By: Lisa Fife

Often, when we’ve been in the same job for a period of time, it’s easy to start losing the excitement we have for what we are doing. You can find yourself falling into a routine that repeats itself each day. In addition to affecting your job satisfaction, this can also affect how you are performing in those everyday tasks. Sometimes we need to be proactive and find new ways to get our career path back in the upward direction, instead of staying in the rut we can so easily drift into.

To help get yourself out of this rut, try taking the initiative and finding new challenges and skills you can learn that apply to your line of work. Look for areas that are related to your current role and duties. This may include finding free online training courses you can take to understand different areas of business, researching articles and other resources, or simply taking on a new project that your company needs someone to own and run with to grow your business.  

Look for new skills that will increase your knowledge of your industry, but that will also apply to your specific role.  Taking this initiative can open additional doors of opportunity within your current employer or a new employer in the future. Successful people are proactive lifelong learners.

Posted in Career Tips

More Articles

How Personal Branding Can Help You in Your Church Job Search
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 ...   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, ...   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 ...   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 ...   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 ...   Read More
More Articles

Books & Resources

  • Professional Resume Writing Service

    Professional Resume Writing Service

    Price:
    $99.95
    Description:
    Need to get your resume around but don't know where to start? Our resume writing service will help you get an effective, professional resume. >> More Information
    Add To Cart
  • Professional Resume Tune-Up

    Professional Resume Tune-Up

    Price:
    $49.95
    Description:
    How effective is your resume? The quality of your resume will many times dictate the quality of the job interviews and offers you receive. >> More Information
    Add To Cart