Weekly Job Byte

​10 Tips for Job Hunters Over 50
How Older Workers Can Better Overcome Obstacles to Getting Hired
While the U.S. job market continues to make slow but steady gains, finding a job in the current economy is still challenging. All job seekers today face significantly more obstacles than they did a decade ago, but those over the age of 50 have a few extra hurdles to clear.

According to a recent survey done by ExecuNet, a member organization for senior-level executives, a Vice President over the age of 50 takes 20% longer to get hired than a 41- to 45-year-old at the same level. While this may not be the greatest news for those who already feel as if their search may go on forever, senior seekers need to hang in there. Read More.

The unique disadvantage older women face in the workforce
It’s important for older women seeking employment to understand the particular challenges they face in the labor market.

New research from the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank suggests that when the 2008 crash caused a massive surge in unemployment, the hardest hit were older job seekers, especially women. After the crash, the chances of being long-term unemployed more than doubled for people over 65. Before the crash in 2007, 14 percent of women over 65 were unemployed for longer than 27 weeks; in 2013, over 50 percent were. In contrast, 23 percent of older men were long-term unemployed in 2007, and 48 percent were in 2013. Read More.

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EVENT: Networking for Job Search – Featuring
​Alex Freund on April 11 @ 6:30 pm  

Alex Freund, “The Landing Expert”, tackles job search networking head-on in this provocative workshop designed to step up your game and empower you to network anytime, anywhere, with anyone. During this session, you will:
  • Examine common mistakes job seekers make
  • Learn how social media can be used to network yourself into a job
  • Uncover PC-based tools and tactics to manage your networking efforts
  • Identify the components needed for someone to network with you
  • Examine the aspects of great networking
  • Script a networking request
For more information and to register click here.

​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:​​​​​

  • Raritan Valley – Apr. 7 & 8 Contact Jaci Teune
  • County College of Morris – Apr. 8 & 15 Contact Jaci Teune
  • Gloucester CC – Apr. 15 & 18 Contact Dan Lim
  • Bergen CC – Apr. 14 & 15 Contact Dale Favia
  • Camden CC – Apr. 19 & 20 Contact Dan Lim

Candidates may also receive a phone call from the participating Colleges. Note: if email link doesn’t work, please use the first initial last name @ njworkforce.org to send an email.