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09. 23. 2023

Staff Health| Leadership

Your Resume Has One Purpose (and ONLY One Purpose)

| 2 min read

Written by Todd Rhoades
Apr 11, 2022 9:42:17 AM

Don't Make This Church Resume Mistake


Let's Talk About Resumes.


In my work at Chemistry Staffing, I get asked questions all the time about resumes… How long should they be? What should I include?  What should I NOT include?  Could you take a look at my resume and tell me what I need to change?


So I decided to give some advice on resumes in a new YouTube series. 


After looking at thousands… actually, probably tens of thousands of ministry resumes over the years, I’ve definitely noticed patterns.


I’ve seen the extremes.  From a resume with no name (yes, someone actually forgot to put their name on their resume.)  To the 36 page resume that included pictures of the family pets.  But I’ve also seen really enticing resumes that clearly spell out a person’s skills, talents, and abilities as well as give a brief insight into their past job experience as well as a peek into their areas of ministry passion.  (Sidenote:  Those people got asked for an interview!).


So, today I’m starting at the beginning.  In today’s video, we’ll start with a thought that many people never even consider: the real purpose of your resume.


It’s really quite simple.  Your resume has ONE purpose and ONLY one purpose.


When you understand this purpose, it will be the starting point of creating a really great resume.


So what is that one purpose?


Let’s grab five minutes together this morning to chat about it.  Sure, it will be a one-sided conversation, but I promise, I’ll do all the talking).  :)


(Before I share the ‘secret’, can I ask you to go here and subscribe to our new YouTube Channel?  There you’ll find the new and growing series of resume videos that will help guide you through the creation or updating of your resume for your next season of ministry.)


Here’s what to do:

  1. Go here:  https://chemistry.fyi/youtube
  2. Click on the SUBSCRIBE button.
  3. Click on the notification bell (this will tell you when we add new videos to the channel)


Then you can find your resume’s one purpose (and ONLY one purpose) here.


Once you watch the video, I’d love to read your comments.  Please leave a comment on this video with any questions or thoughts you might have on resumes right there on the youtube page. I promise to respond to each comment.  And I may even record a new video to answer your question!  (Oh, and be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you like it!)


Have a great week in ministry!




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