I am the thirteenth worst administrative person I know. Being self-aware, I have added some tools to my life to bridge the gap.Â Tools like a smart phone, iPad, laptop, paper, pen, post-it notes, reminder apps, calendar apps, phone reminders, and Evernote. (If you have no idea what Evernote is click here to learn more.)
Evernote is a dynamic note taking system that lives in the cloud and it is FREE.Â Evernote can help you keep all the conversations you are having organized. For example; if you have applied to 15 different churches it’s a good idea to know which churches you have contacted, where you are in the process, and if that process ends with a rejection letter you do not accidentally reapply later.
Create a notebook called “JOB HUNT” and add a new note, naming it with a specific churches’ names.Â In each notebook keep a timeline, critical connection information (contact person, other people you have spoken to, phone number, address, city, state, phone number, email addresses, etc)
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You do not have to use Evernote but I think it is a better system than a spread sheet or a word processor document or a folder with a bunch of word processor documents.Â Regardless, this should be a huge help in your communication with churches and in your sanity.Â In addition it will help make sure you do not duplicate what you have done, it is also a good way to know when to contact a church that has not spoken to you for an extended period of time. Botton line here…write down everything.
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