Weekly Job Byte

How to take advantage of RTWNJ in 2016 – Part Five

Once you’ve attended a 2 Day Job Readiness Workshop and completed a Employment Development Plan (EDP), it’s time to think about training. Job training should have been explored when completing your EDP. What do you need that will give you the edge when applying for a new job?

If you’re in the IT industry, do you need cyber security or Scrum Master training? Does PMP or Six Sigma make sense? Are you looking to make a career change and would CNC manufacturing be a fit? These are just some of the questions you should be asking yourself.
When looking for training, we ask that you look to your local community colleges. NJ community colleges are our grant partners and many provide career pathways once your initial training is completed. Typically, courses are offered through the Continuing Education departments.

Please some thought into your training. Through the RTWNJ Program, each approved candidate training request is eligible for only one course or program. Make your selection count. Training should be of a short term nature; designed to get you back to work quickly. Please provide at least 3 business days for the approval process.

Here is the link for the Individual Training Request form. Before submitting, please make sure you have not only attended a 2 Day Workshop and completed an EDP, but also have uploaded proof of unemployment to our system. If you have any questions, please reach out to your program coordinator.

UPS Mini Job Fair! 

New Start Career Network members are invited to attend our next employer career event–a UPS Mini Job Fair on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Heldrich Center in New Brunswick.
Area Human Resources Manager Orlando R. Ruiz will do a presentation on UPS and its current and future hiring needs–which includes:
  • software developers,
  • sales account executives,
  • billing/collections specialists,
  • package handlers,
and others–followed by an opportunity for job seekers to sit down with Orlando and other UPS colleagues to discuss positions in more detail.
Please click here to register for this free event!

​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.

How to Get the Most for Your Training & Yourself

If training is not important to a particular job today, that job probably will not be important much longer, either. What makes training such a big deal?

First, today’s organizations are under great pressure to provide increasingly higher levels of quality, service and value. All that demands new skills, and good training builds those skills best.

Second, job experience alone doesn’t cut it anymore. People used to rely on time and experience to build the skills they needed to succeed. Today, things are changing too fast for that. Years of experience can become outdated overnight. 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 workshops are scheduled at:​​​​​

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.

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

Neighbors-helping-Neigbors meets at CCM on Wednesday night @ 7 pm. Click HERE for details.