We’ve made some improvements to our resume database search. Although only churches can search the database, the way we handle it affects candidates too, so we’d like to update everyone on how it works.
First of all, churches can now restrict searches to those with head shots or videos, as well as by years of experience or education level. This allows churches to narrow down their search quickly.
Click the link below for more details.
These changes help churches narrow down their searches quickly, and also make adding a head shot for candidates even more important. We’d like to encourage all candidates to add your head shot and video to your listing. If you added your picture before April 2012, consider uploading a new photo as we’re now allowing larger photos. Simply “EDIT” your resume to add your photo.
We have introduced a new exclusive feature at ChurchJobs.net. Gold Star Job Listings can now hold up to 8 additional email addresses for receiving applications. Now your Pastor Search Committee members can each receive copies of candidate applications in their own inbox, streamlining the process of organizing your search.
Once your Gold Star Job Listing is posted, simply EDIT the listing to add your PSC email addresses.
Each Gold Star Job Listing can have up to 8 additional receiving addresses. Purchase a Gold Star Listing today to take advantage of this exclusive feature!
We’ve updated our mobile site again! Candidates can search for and apply for jobs, and Churches can now search for and view resumes on mobile devices.
If you are a candidate and have your resume hosted on ChurchJobs.net, you can apply for jobs on your smartphone. Your application and resume will reach the church just as if you did it on your desktop computer.
Why would a church search resumes on a mobile device? Convenience. When a committee member receives a notification email or a resume from ChurchJobs.net while they’re on the go, they can immediately see the resume on their mobile device. It will be formatted for mobile, and they can save the job to their My ChurchJobs page, or reply to the candidate immediately.
We’ve also added a new Quick Search drop down on the top of page so you can quickly view job categories.
Remember to add ChurchJobs.net Mobile to your iPhone’s Home Screen.
We’ve giving the My ChurchJobs page a new layout. We hope the new layout makes it easier to manage your job search.
Candidates will notice the latest 15 jobs applied for on the main page. Clicking the View All link will show all jobs applied for.
Churches get avatars at a glance, as well as a new Application Manager.
If your My ChurchJobs page doesn’t look right for some reason, reload the page. We’ve noticed some caching issues since the change.
As usual, please report any issues.
Adding a head shot to your resume can make it more effective. Your resume will instantly become more personable, and churches like that. By adding your photo you put a face to your name, and that’s a good thing. Resumes with photos tend to stand out and that’s what you’re trying to accomplish by listing your resume in the first place.
Remember, we place head shots next to all listings that have one to make them stand out in our search results lists. Don’t be shy, add your photo today!
Did you know ChurchJobs.net has a mobile version of its site? More and more users are finding the mobile version useful. The numbers for our mobile site are going up dramatically. Candidates can view the latest jobs and apply for them on their mobile phone.
Check it out by pointing your browser to http://m.churchjobs.net, or by simply visiting our home page on your mobile phone.
We’ve updated our mobile site again so if you have an iPhone, Android, or other smartphone take a look. You can search and apply for jobs while you are on the go.
(There is a bug with the BlackBerry browser which means you’ll have to re-login before you send each application, but you can also download the Opera Mini browser to get around this issue.)
We’ve also changed the way we treat the mobile site. In the past you had to navigate your browser to m.churchjobs.net. Now, if you hit our front page (www.churchjobs.net) we’ll automatically direct you to the mobile site. If you want to see the full site there is a link at the bottom of the page for desktop view.
UPDATE: The site is now responsive so a separate mobile site is not necessary. Whether you’re looking for Southern Baptist Convention Jobs, Assembly of God Jobs, or Methodist Jobs, we have you covered. All denominations utilize ChurchJobs.net for their church employment search.
We’ve introduced a new tab for Candidates My Church Jobs page. You can now keep track of the jobs you apply for, separately from your Saved Jobs. You can add notes to yourself and even have a record of the message you sent to the church with your application.
If you have any issues with this new feature, please let us know.
We’ve added a new link within the search results so you can save a job without having to open the full job description page. Let’s say you’re looking at results for pastor jobs and you want to save one, or two. You’ll see the new link in the detailed results page:
As usual, let us know if you run into any issues with this new feature.
Did you know that you can send your Church Jobs resume to any church (or anyone else for that matter), even if they do not have a ChurchJobs.net account?
Simply sign in to My ChurchJobs and look for the “Send” link next to your resume. Your recipient will receive an email with a link to your ChurchJobs.net hosted resume. They will answer a security question and then we will show them your resume. It’s that simple!
That means that you can manage your entire church career at ChurchJobs.net. You never have to worry about finding that resume file again. And, if you have a Gold Star resume you can suspend your listing once you find your new church home. How’s that for a complete solution?