Weekly Job Byte

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please be advised that effective June 26th, the job leads you receive through RTWNJ will be changing. SimplyHired is shutting down services. Job links received through this service will not work after this date. RTWNJ is working on a suitable replacement. During this time, there may be periods where you will not receive any leads. Please be patient while we transition to a new service.


How to take advantage of RTWNJ – Part One

Let’s start the next half of the 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 (soon to be replaced) 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.

When our perspective shifts to giving rather than receiving, the interview experience for both sides will immediately change for the better. Here is how to apply this method to three of the most popular interview questions:
“So tell me about yourself.”
Stepping into the interviewer’s shoes > Pulling out your “sell yourself” answer cards.
Ask yourself, how would the company and interviewer benefit from hiring me? 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.

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.

Ever hugged an employer during a job interview? What about calling your wife and asking what you’re having for dinner? How about being asked to be paid under the table?

If you think these are fabricated examples of how some candidates act in job interviews, you’re wrong! According to a recent survey, many job seekers make interview blunders that could cost them the job. Though some are not as extreme as the above examples, there are others that can cause red flags.

Let’s explore some of the more common interview stigmas, and what candidates can do to solve them beforehand. 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:

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.