Weekly Job Byte

3 Keys to Focusing Your Cover Letter & Resume

I worked with a friend this past week to help aim her cover letter for a phone call or interview. After all, that is the goal of your resume and cover letter — TO GET YOU IN THE DOOR.

So… how can you increase your chances of getting in the door to meet the people behind the job posting? There is a bunch of information out there, but there are 3 key strategies that I believe play a huge role in your job hunting success. Use these three tips well, and you could have managers calling you before they call the other applicants. Read More.

How Project Managers Can Write a Great Resume

Folks like software developers and engineers have it easy when it comes to resumes: They can list languages they code in, link to projects they’ve completed, etc. It’s a little tougher for project managers. So much of it is about…well, project management! Going back to the gold-standard definition, it’s getting things done through other people. And that can be hard to pin down succinctly enough for a project management resume. Here are a few tips to help: Read More.

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6 Resume Tips You Haven’t Heard Yet
Many job hunters are not aware of the fact that most resumes are now scanned into databases before they are ever seen by real people. In order to find their ideal candidates, recruiters use keywords to search for individuals who have relevant skill sets.

Your resume needs to include the keywords that recruiters are likely to use in their searches. To figure out what these keywords are, analyze several job postings in your field. Develop a list of commonly used keywords from these postings, and then incorporate those keywords into your resume under the “core competencies” section.

Having the right terms on your resume increases the chances of your resume being selected for further review. 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:

  • Bergen CC – June 2 & 3 Contact Unnati Patel
  • Camden CC – June 2 & 3 Contact Dan Lim
  • Gloucester CC – June 8 & 9 Contact Dan Lim
  • County College of Morris – June 9 & 16 Contact Jaci Teune

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.