Posts Tagged ‘CAREER’

Now Recruiting For: Support Specialist Elizabethtown PA


 Elexio

Position Filled 

In an economy that is yielding very little career opportunities, we are excited to be retained by this wonderful growing organization that provides superior website and management software solutions to churches and ministries in all 50 states and 28 countries.

Support Specialist

What you will do

Your goal as a support technician is to make sure Elexio Client’s experience is the best it can be a well as making sure Elexio’s software products are as stable and as bug free as possible. This includes you; working on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, supporting software, solving Client’s issues based on our reported needs, and originating new concepts, strategies, or innovative approaches that have significant impact on the user experience.

Some Required Skills and Abilities We Are Looking For

  • A minimum of 2 years of client experience in tech relate field
  • Hands-on experience solving software issues, including e-mail, Hardware and network relate problems
  • Knowledgeable with general technical information
  • Able to quickly comprehend and apply technical information
  • Demonstrated Technology enthusiast

Qualities That Will Make You a Great Candidate 

  • Excited about Christian ministry
  • Passionate about an excellent client experience
  • Motivated self-starter with a high energy level and a passion for providing an excellent client experience
  • A willingness to do what it takes to create great work
  • Works well in a collaborative environment if needed, or can work alone
  • Demonstrates strategic thinking and creative problem solving to assist in meeting company/team goals
  • Teachable and ready to learn
  • Independent – able to work with minimal supervision while maintaining focus and productivity
  • The ability to work well in teams, prioritize tasks and juggle different tasks simultaneously. 10. Detailed oriented
  • Demonstrated Desire for constant Improvement

Traits We Look For

Joyfulness, Enthusiasm, Determination, Creativity, Flexibility, Dependability, Resourcefulness, Sincerity

About Elexio

Elexio is a Christian owned software company in Elizabethtown PA celebrating 28 years of serving ministries. God has blessed Elexio with an excellent staff of business professionals who are made up of pastors, youth leaders, worship leaders, etc. – people involved in ministry. Elexio provides superior website and management software solutions to churches and ministries in all 50 states and 28 countries.

Elexio offers a generous benefit program and an environment rich in enthusiasm, growth and provides appreciation for contributions made.

Due to the overwhelming response we anticipate we ask that you are patient during the selection and interview process. All qualified applicants will be notified.

Prior to contacting us please review the video about Elexio here.

Cover letters should include why you should be considered for the position and what would make you the best candidate. Please provide your experiences that will support the Mission while demonstrating and embracing the Core Values of  Elexio.

Serious and confidential inquiries:  HR@InHISNameHR.com

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Now Recruiting For: Software Developer Elizabethtown PA


 Elexio

In an economy that is yielding very little career opportunities, we are excited to be retained by this wonderful growing organization that provides superior website and management software solutions to churches and ministries in all 50 states and 28 countries.

Software Developer

What you will do

Your goal as a developer is to build and maintain Elexio’s software. You will be working with a team of developers every day on projects under the direction of a team leader.

Some Qualifications We Are Looking For

  • Have a minimum of 1 year of programming experience outside of an academic environment
  • Have the ability to think through challenges in a critical way and come up with real answers that make “real sense”
  • Be a technology enthusiast
  • Be excited about Christian ministry

Some Required Skills and Education

  • Experience with Microsoft .NET Programming is required
  • Experience with both C# and VB.NET in a Visual Studio 2010 is required
  • Experience with Windows Forms development is required
  • Experience with MS SQL databases and the Transact-SQL language is required
  • Experience with web development technologies such as ASP.NET, HTML, CSS, and Javascript are big “plus”

Traits We Look For

Flexibility, Creativity, Responsibility, Thoroughness, Determination, Orderliness, Dependability

About Elexio

Elexio is a Christian owned software company in Elizabethtown PA celebrating 28 years of serving ministries. God has blessed Elexio with an excellent staff of business professionals who are made up of pastors, youth leaders, worship leaders, etc. – people involved in ministry. Elexio provides superior website and management software solutions to churches and ministries in all 50 states and 28 countries.

Elexio offers a generous benefit program and an environment rich in enthusiasm, growth and provides appreciation for contributions made.

Due to the overwhelming response we anticipate we ask that you are patient during the selection and interview process. All qualified applicants will be notified.

Prior to contacting us please review the video about Elexio here.

Cover letters should include why you should be considered for the position and what would make you the best candidate. Please provide your experiences that will support the Mission while demonstrating and embracing the Core Values of  Elexio.

Serious and confidential inquiries:  HR@InHISNameHR.com

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Now Recruiting For: Creative Director Elizabethtown PA


 Elexio

In an economy that is yielding very little career opportunities, we are excited to be retained by this wonderful growing organization that provides superior website and management software solutions to churches and ministries in all 50 states and 28 countries.

Creative Director

What you will do

Your goal as creative director is to create high impact websites and design related materials that generate results for our clients. This includes; working on or managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, developing inspiring designs and experiences based on our clients’ needs. You will also originate new concepts, strategies, or innovative approaches that have significant impact on the user’s experience.

Some Qualifications We Are Looking For

  • Hands-on experience designing and coding web sites in a professional or academic setting
  • Proven leader with demonstrable experiences able to motivation  and empowering others as a servant leader
  • Motivated self-starter with a high energy level and a passion for the creative medium
  • A willingness to do what it takes to create great work
  • Able to work well in a collaborative environment

Some Required Skills and Education

  • Undergraduate degree in Fine Arts or related field or equivalent visual design and management experience required; graduate degree preferred
  • At least 4 years management experience working with large-scale web sites, e-marketing, and advertising
  • You must possess a thorough understanding of interactive communications and delivery systems, processes, and user interface design as well as industry best practices
  • Have solid knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography and limitations of the web; must understand and have a cursory knowledge of HTML5 and Java Script
  • Demonstrate the ability to storyboard or translate ideas to designers and develop innovative motion graphics solutions
    Convey a strong working knowledge of experience design, brand development, interactive commerce and creative process

Traits We Look For

Joyfulness,  Enthusiasm, Determination, Creativity, Flexibility, Dependability, Resourcefulness Sincerity, and Independent

About Elexio

Elexio is a Christian owned software company in Elizabethtown PA celebrating 28 years of serving ministries. God has blessed Elexio with an excellent staff of business professionals who are made up of pastors, youth leaders, worship leaders, etc. – people involved in ministry. Elexio provides superior website and management software solutions to churches and ministries in all 50 states and 28 countries.

Elexio offers a generous benefit program and an environment rich in enthusiasm, growth and provides appreciation for contributions made.

Due to the overwhelming response we anticipate we ask that you are patient during the selection and interview process. All qualified applicants will be notified.

Prior to contacting us please review the video about Elexio here.

Cover letters should include why you should be considered for the position and what would make you the best candidate. Please provide your experiences that will support the Mission while demonstrating and embracing the Core Values of  Elexio.

Serious and confidential inquiries:  HR@InHISNameHR.com

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The New Career Normal


 The New Career Normal It was a gray day in the fall of 2003. I looked around the room at all the other walking wounded, the outplaced, downsized, reorganized and laid off comrades I had come to know during the past several weeks. As we were heading into the Christmas season, I would say in jest that we were just stuck in the land of misfit toys. It was funny for a few seconds, until the stark reality of the situation struck our hearts.

There may be times in your career  when you find yourself stuck in the land of misfit toys.

We were participants in outplacement with the firm of Lee Hecht Harris, tucked neatly into the suburbs of Detroit, where thousands would need their services over the next decade. The firm would, of course, enjoy prosperity; however, it was unfortunately at the expense of others. James Craft, the leader of the misfit toys or, better stated, Career Coach, would lead us through this difficult time. Some folks would come and go fairly quickly, but, for the most part, many came but  few left.

One key takeaway from my weeks of time with the group and James was something that James harped over again and again: Don’t put your eggs in one basket — diversify your career and time into different areas. Although he made the importance clear to start a side hobby business, invest in a franchise outside your daily job, create a plan to have multiple streams of income, etc., I really did not get it until almost 10 years later. James, I believe, was a visionary; he knew what was coming to the workplace years in advance. But I, like many others, still had an eye toward the past, and yearned for a long-term relationship with a company, just like my father had had.

I guess it was because, in my heart, in my core, my own desire would be to do just that, devote 30 years to a company and then retire. I was still thinking how people should be able to give their time and years of service to the company and have the company return the favor with security. Today’s reality is that only a very small portion of people in the workplace will realize this rare relationship. It is no longer the norm, and definitely scarcer than it was back in 2003.

It is highly unlikely that you will work for one company for the rest of your life. 

It won’t happen. Even people who went into the military and government service are now finding no long-term commitment there. Layoffs have started and will continue in these sectors. As a result, you will work longer than your parents had to work. So, you had best like what you’re doing, because you will be doing it for a long time! Most important, you are going to require multiple income streams to make it. A paycheck is not going to cut it. The quicker you figure this out, accept it and embrace it, the better off you are. Don’t be like me and wait almost 10 years! If I had listened to James, I would be further ahead in developing these streams than I am today.

So what has transpired since 2003 for my own career path? Well, most significant is that I have given my life to Jesus. My personal desire for security through employers has been released and traded for the eternal security of Jesus in my heart. I have navigated through an additional downsizing, followed by two other companies; both of which have shrunk considerably because of the changes in manufacturing coupled with the downturn in the economy.

One way to diversify yourself and enhance your capabilities is by volunteering. I have donated much of my time over the past seven years helping job seekers who have either been laid off, downsized or are just plain unhappy with what they are doing career-wise. By doing so, I inadvertently developed my career coaching skills and also created a model to help people navigate the exploration of the difficult task of redefining their career path.

I have also created various forms of cash streams. A good friend of mine, Allan Collins, of Success in HR, calls it “side hustling.” It means finding something you enjoy doing and monetizing it. Allan sold comic books for years, diversifying his income. Many people start an eBay business or an online portal selling specialty items. I started a Internet Media Business separate from my HR consulting firm that not only provides a cash flow for my retirement savings, but also prospers the sales agent and gives back to a counseling ministry for each sale made.

I launched an additional offering in conjunction with my HR firm, based on my 20-plus years of coaching job seekers: ChristianCareerCoaching.com. This has proved a success for my business beyond my expectations but, as important, has made great impact in righting people in their careers.

I believe that God wants us to be happy at work! 

Work should not be awful. If it is, God is telling us to make a change! 

This new normal requires continuing education, as well. I was fortunate to have received a BA in Human Resources and a Masters in Business Administration. Several years into my career, I attended several Executive Education programs at the University of Michigan. But, after those formal programs, I did little in furthering my knowledge. I did become Green belt, qualified in Six Sigma, and taught many programs through the years in the subject areas of Finance, Human Resources, Supervision, and Training and Development. But delivering training is not the same as working in that field. Except for the occasional seminar, I felt myself stagnating. So, just recently, I invested in myself and my firm and spent time becoming a certified practitioner in the Myers Briggs Type Instrument (MBTI). It was well worth the time and dollar investment, as I increased my skills and my credibility with my clients.

So, the new normal as I see it is that you cannot rely any longer on a long-term commitment by an employer. It is statistically improbable. Volunteer and enrich yourself and others. Follow James’s and Allan’s advice and create a “side hustling” cash stream. And, finally, never stop learning. Step out of your comfort zone and rekindle your relationship with learning. Enter a Master’s program, get certified on a program, get a license for use of a program, or become a practitioner of a tool that can enhance your marketability. If you do all of these, you will become more resilient to the New Career Normal.

Before publishing this, I shared this with several people, all of whom have considered at least one of these points. What are your thoughts? Is there a new normal we are missing? We would love to hear your opinion.