Weekly Job Byte


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!


How to take advantage of RTWNJ in 2016 – Part One

Let’s start the New Year off by heading in a new direction. How about following a process that has been proven to work? As we’ve mentioned numerous times in this newsletter, you need to have a map and a compass to get from unemployed to hired.

Many of our candidates uploaded their resumes as well as other required documents and have done nothing else with the system. They haven’t filled out the skills section with their special talents, certifications or competencies. Our daily email job postings come from SimplyHired and are matched against what terms you put into this area. If you’re not receiving good postings, you need to look at what you’ve put in this section.

Another reason to make sure you have a robust skills section is that our program coordinators receive requests from employers for open positions. They then search our database for RTWNJ candidates who possess the skills the employer requires. For example, an employer is seeking individuals with Great Plains software experience. We searched our database of over 3,000 candidates specifically for those individuals with this knowledge. Only 4 candidates were discovered. If you have Great Plains proficiency but don’t have it listed, you would miss out on this opportunity. (If qualified, see this week’s hot jobs)

Please take a few moments and improve your probability of being hired by reviewing and improving your candidate skills section. Log into our system here.


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. Please note we keep job listings for 1 month.

10 New Year’s Resolutions Every Job Hunter Should Make

At the beginning of a new year we’re full of resolutions — to lose weight, to exercise, to be a better person. But what are your job hunting resolutions? TheLadders asked recruiters, career coaches, resume writers and other experts to recommend 10 promises that, if kept, will pay off in 2016.

1. Grow Your Network
Networking is a no-brainer, but in the new year you should examine how you are networking. 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 LinkedIn Mistakes YOU Can Fix In 5 Minutes

Are you ready to enhance your digital footprint as a professional? LinkedIn is the best tool for individuals who want to maximize their career impact.

Since LinkedIn is the #1 business social networking tool, it’s important that you put the energy and effort into spending your time wisely on LinkedIn.

Do you have limited time? No worries!

Here are 5 LinkedIn Mistakes that You Can Fix in 5 minutes!

1.Your Identity is unknown
Are you hiding from the FBI? Read More

Links to Important RTW Forms & Documents
Candidate Fact Sheet​
Ready To Work Log-in
Employment Development Plan
Individual Training Request
Candidate Employment Reporting
Proof of Unemployment
RTWNJ – LinkedIn Group

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