Top secrets to landing a job with the grace company – How to prep your CV

shutterstock_609305294

shutterstock

I’ve always been fascinated by leadership and especially how leaders recruit their workers or employees. The recruiting process in companies, organizations, religious organizations, learning institutions, goverments etc. is one that I’ve studied for a long time. It is amazing to see the different approaches used to recruit and retain workers and employees. Some approaches are very rigorous because they seek to always to get the crème de la crème of the work force. 

Here’s a short breakdown of what top companies do during their recruiting process.

  1. Make calls to assess interest and team fit.
  2. Skype, FaceTime or video calls with a recruiter – this usually takes three to four weeks
  3. On site interviews at the HQ or site offices – takes 6 to 8 hours. At this point you get to meet with the people you’d be working with for a culture fit assessment (would you be able to fit into the company’s culture?)
  4. Week or so later you get your results.

This whole process takes time (up to 4 months or more) and a lot of money.

Continue reading →

How Jesus serves us

The story of Ruth is one that really warms my heart because in a sense I see myself in her story. Every time I read her story, I’m enamored by how Jesus is always attracted to outsiders – the least, weak, women, poor, sick, imperfect, prisoner, widows, orphans, uneducated, oppressed, illegitimate, immigrants, etc. Her story offers us insights into how grace really works and who it works for.

At this point in Ruth’s life, she is a Moabitess and there was a law against her tribe and her people. This was the law – No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants for ten generations may be admitted to the assembly of the Lord. (Deuteronomy 23:3) Ruth was a real outsider.

Continue reading →

A+ and I didn’t do the exam

pexels-photo-88767

 

I don’t like going to these places – hospitals, police stations, exam rooms, driver’s licensing centers and airports. I don’t like going to these places at all. Whenever I go to these places for whatever reasons even legitimate ones, my body twitches, squirms, I breathe heavily, sweat, and I try to calm my nerves by reading through books that I have on my Kindle app. Something about these places makes me apprehensive and nervous.

And the long queues? Even if seats are provided, the long queues just finish me off. And what about this? You could wait that long and when you get to the counter to be served you are informed that you don’t have the documentation they need to approve your application. You have to go back and sort that out. Wow… Now my blood boils…

Continue reading →

“Church, let’s lift our hands in surrender”. Worship leader, here’s why that is not in view of the New Covenant.

 

chad-kirchoff-144869

Photo By Chad Kirchoff

 

For many years as a worship leader I encouraged people during worship to lift their hands as a sign of surrender. During worship, I made it a priority to make sure that there will be a session where the whole church would lift up their hands. I actually loved the sight of it. Seeing lifted hands in worship is a sight to behold. It really is. I think the significance of that action is tremendous because we are doing it to our God.

Continue reading →

You shall not what? The Ten Commandments…naah. I don’t know what you are talking about.

 

30b1ee6ebca9910398a89b60ab7b93dfA lot of people of my generation don’t really know what the Ten Commandments are. Many of my generation can only recite parts of the Ten Commandments and most probably they heard about the Ten Commandments from a secondary source. Like from an old guy who wasn’t even sure himself or peers who are trying to figure it out. You will be hard pressed to find people in my generation that can recite the Ten Commandments in its entirety. It will be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Much of it is also caused by biblical illiteracy. Not many of my generation know what is in the bible.

Continue reading →