Ready-to-Work NJ – Weekly Job Byte – July 23, 2015



Welcome to YOUR Weekly Job Byte! In this weekly email newsletter you will find important information regarding the Ready To Work New Jersey program; timely tips for landing a new job; and much more!
Your Ready To Work Update:

The Ready To Work NJ program believes that cooperation among a variety of organizations is optimal for the success of our program. Nothing exemplifies this more than the recent discussion with Carteret’s Mayor Daniel J. Reiman. The Mayor and other city officials along with Sivaraman Anbarasan, CEO of the NJ Community College Consortium and principal partner of the Ready To Work NJ grant, met to discuss how the program is helping long-term unemployed/underemployed people find meaningful work.

Mayor Reiman and his team were so impressed with the program that they are promoting it to their city’s constituents who are searching for employment. There are four information sessions scheduled at the Carteret Library,100 Cooke Avenue, Carteret, NJ 07008 to publicize the RTW Program and help residents register. These dates are: July 27th 10 AM – 12 PM; August 1st 11 AM – 1 PM; August 13th 1 PM – 3 PM; and August 22nd 1 PM – 3 PM.
Abandoning old ideas and using Linkedin to get a Job

LinkedIn Profile

A definition of insanity that particularly applies to me is “doing the same thing, expecting a different result”, and, worse still, doing more of it when it doesn’t work! After 7 months, over 2,000 applications, +/- 1,120 hours invested, 15 interview processes and not one single job offer, the insanity of my approach became obvious even to me. Read More


2 Day Workshops Filling Up FAST -Limited to the first 25 participants!!!
Improve your chances of getting a new job by taking advantage of the Ready To Work NJ 2 Day Workshop! Upcoming workshops are at scheduled:

More workshops are planned for alternate locations. Please be on the look-out for an email regarding these events. Candidates will also receive a phone call from the participating College.


Help To Get Through Phone Screens & Interviews

Phone screens and phone interviews are different animals than your typical in-person interviews. These types of interviews severely limit your “impact” while trying to win a new position. Your presence, your mannerisms and facial expressions are not part of the equation and that can hurt you. To top it off, with a phone screen, you usually have only about 15 minutes and about 30 minutes for a phone interview. Read More