Weekly Job Byte

Protect Your Identity While Job Hunting
Gone are the days when it was enough to pick up the newspaper to find a job listing, pay a visit to the business owner, get a spot interview, and potentially be working the very next day. Some jobs have over 100 applicants for them, and more employers every day are relying on electronic application methods to streamline the hiring process. There are also a large number of job seeker websites available, like Monster.com, where applicants can upload a resume and then apply to multiple jobs with just a couple clicks of the mouse.

With all of that information available for literally millions of people, identity thieves are attracted to these sites like a shark is attracted to blood in the water. Read More.

‘Recruited’ on LinkedIn? Beware the Latest Job Scam
Job websites are often used to pitch work that doesn’t work out. Posing as legitimate employers, scammers post ads for nonexistent positions — and usually include at least one of the typical tip-offs to a job scam.

Most often it’s requiring upfront fees for supposed background or credit checks, training or supplies. After paying, applicants are told they didn’t get the job — if they hear anything at all.  Read More.

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.

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20 Ways to Identify Job Scams on Craigslist

Poor job hunters! The stress of trying to find a job in this poor economy that matches our skills and salary requirements is hard enough. But unsuspecting job hunters now have another battle to contend with – JOB SCAMS and FAKE JOB OFFERS! No – they may not all be looking to rob us of our money but they are certainly robbing us of one commodity that can’t be replaced – TIME!

Scam job offers are all over the Internet as creative web scammers are finding a way into our lives. Craig’s List scammers are especially prevalent because the job posts and listings are free.  Read More.

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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:

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.