You’re going to be looking at a LOT of resumes. But what should you be looking for? And how do you determine which people might really be a great fit for your church. In this video, we’ll teach you how to identify red lights, yellow lights, and green lights, and how to ultimate sort resumes into a ‘yes’ pile and a ‘no’ pile.
Do you speed up when the traffic light turns yellow, or slow down? In this section, we talk A LOT about red, yellow, and green lights, and how identifying these for each candidate is vitally important to help you find your healthy, long-term fit. Here’s what you need to know:
Yellow lights are a little harder to identify.
Yellow lights are not close-fisted issues. (Those will identify themselves as red or green lights pretty easily).
Yellow lights demand clarification.
Don't speed through the yellow lights. Use caution. Dig in a little deeper. Be more aware.
You will probably ask most of your interview questions on 'yellow light issues' trying to find clarity and the importance of key differences between your church and the candidate.
As you unpack the yellow lights, they can turn into green or red lights.
When there's a red light... stop the process. Back to the drawing board.
If it turns into a green light... you're good to pass go and collect $200.
But sometimes yellow lights stay yellow. And that's ok if both you and the candidate agree that it's ok.
There will ALWAYS be yellows.
Our resume screening playbook will help you identify the reds, yellows, and greens, and ultimately help you sort through and find the top candidates and prospects for your church’s opening. Use this as your guidebook, and feel free to ask us any questions in the section below on this page if you get stuck.
Sorting through your resume stack is a BIG DEAL. It’s also time-consuming, and at times, a little bit confusing. You’re the gatekeeper for each person that has applied. Should you take the time to interview them, or tell them no? It’s a weighty decision (times however many resumes you receive!). Have any questions? Ask away… we’ll be glad to offer some assistance during the phase of your search.
As part of the purchase price of this course, you also receive a free 30-minute consultation with one of our Church Coaches at Chemistry Staffing to help you in any area of your search. Need some help finding qualified candidates, sorting resumes, or developing your compensation and benefits package? We’re here to help and guide you in any area of your staff search.