Brother Ron Barnes
Founder and Pastor

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Ask Brother Ron
Brother Ron answers your questions about religion, spirituality and ministry

Gatebuilder Ministry
A ministry to ministries. We want to help you become a more effective servant of our Father and your community.

Living Smart
Outreach Ministry

Equipping people to be positive,  productive members of the community.

Prayer Ministry
Prayers and prayer resources for Baha'i, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Native Americans, New Age, Pagans and other faiths.


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Religious Education
Resources to expand your knowledge and understanding of the world's major religions

Music Ministry
Ron's original gospel songs and links to Christian music web sites.

Resource Directory
Where to find help for medical problems, abuse, finances and other issues.

Career Planning
How to identify the right career, locate potential employers and get the job you want.



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Informational Interviews

Informational interviewing is one of the best career planning tools available. There are many benefits to informational interviewing:

Informational interviews give you a chance to explore careers and clarify your career goal. Instead of reading about careers or getting second-hand information, you actually talk to the people who are doing this in the real world. You also get a chance to ask the questions important to you.

We've all heard the saying, "It's not what you know-it's who you know". Informational interviews are a great way to get to know people. They allow  you to expand your professional network. You will probably not be qualified for the job when you conduct the interview. But once you are qualified, you will already have a friend in the business who can give your application personal attention or refer you to others who need your talents.

You get access the most up-to-date career information from people in your community familiar with local conditions. And even though you are not expecting a job offer, don't be surprised if you get one. One-third of all people who use informational interviews report getting a job offer from the people they interview.

There are many good websites with information on how to conduct an informational interview:

Informational Interviewing Tutorial
This is a complete tutorial explaining the hows and whys of informational interviewing from planning to follow-up.

Networking and You
From the Monstertrak Career Guide has success stories and information about who, why and how to conduct interviews.

If you need help to make up a list of questions to ask in your informational interview, here are some good resources:
About.com-Informational Interview ~ Questions to Ask
MBA.com-Informational Interview Questions
University of North Carolina-Informational Interview Questions