Well, a few weeks ago I was on the road interviewing for CentriKid staffers in Kentucky… and I’ve enjoyed a few days of interviews at Lifeway as well. This is no doubt one of my favorite things that I get to do. I love hearing about the journey that the Lord has taken each person on and what He is doing now both in them and through them. Here are a few things I learned:
1. The vast majority of stories that I hear include “I thought I knew what I was doing then, but I didn’t. So later I really got saved.” I feel like the importance of discipling children is gaining momentum, but these stories have made the need for just that crystal clear to me. Someone walking alongside you and teaching you those things that help you understand salvation and grow are pivotal to Christian life.
2. Good things happen when applicants come early for interviews. I tend to stay a little ahead of schedule… which is great.
3. Taking solid notes was important in college, but there may be no situation where it is more important for me to take good notes. It’s made me want to take notes more in normal life. Weird.
4. Don’t drive a rental car that has a Connecticut tag and expect people who say hello to you in the Panera parking lot to not be shocked/and/or ask questions when you sound like you are from Alabama.
5. Much like a lot of people I have interviewed, I always thought an in-person interview would be better than a Skype interview… I, too, would have driven hours to have a “real interview.” Being on the other side of that now, I realize that Skype is just as good and there is no advantage to being in person. If the closest interview location for you is 7 hours away… feel free to save your gas and interview online.