Ready-to-Work NJ – Weekly Job Byte – September 25, 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:
Proof of Unemployment

In order to receive training and benefits through the Ready To Work NJ Program there are several documents that need to be supplied by you. One of them is proof of Unemployment.

Below are 3 examples that can verify you have valid NJ Unemployment claim and are 6+ months long term unemployed:

  1. If you filed by phone and received statements in the mail – scan and upload your final statement;
  2. If you filed online – log into and do a screen shot of your summary benefits page;
  3. You can contact your local One-Stop and ask for a proof of unemployment (LOOPS screen) that can be scanned and uploaded to your RTW Account.
Additionally, any document per the “Jobs for Veteran’s Act” qualify. If you haven’t provided any of these documents, please take the time to upload them to your RTWNJ Tapo account.


​In order to apply, you will need to complete the form and upload your cover letter & resume. If you have any questions, the program coordinator’s email is listed in the form. In order to be eligible for these positions, you must be qualified & enrolled in the Ready to Work NJ Program.

Click HERE to view our listings. Please note that you will have to zoom in on the document to read the position information.


Hiring Manager’s View of Red Flags When Interviewing

If you’ve hired people at any time during your career, this may sound familiar: the candidate’s experience looks perfect for the role, complete with a great education and an impressive work history. On top of that, he or she has answered every technical question without hesitation. Then, you feel it. Something just doesn’t sit right.
Maybe it’s a bit of anxiety about something that was or wasn’t said in the interview. Maybe something’s off about the way a piece of work history was explained.  Read More.


2 Day Job Readiness 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 September 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.


5 Reasons Why Hiring Managers Didn’t Call Back

Don’t be discouraged if the process of applying and interviewing for the next step up in your career doesn’t result in that coveted “call back” to seal the deal.

You’re not being discredited or dismissed, necessarily. The unnerving sense that you’re not good enough for the position is not the absolute truth.

Hiring managers simply don’t have time to respond to every qualified applicant, and when they do signal that you won’t be hired that message should not be internalized as rejection. Read More.


​The Ready To Work New Jersey grant is funded entirely by the US Department of Labor and the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development