Weekly Job Byte

How to take advantage of RTWNJ in 2016 – Part Four

One of the benefits being made available to you through the Ready to Work New Jersey grant is a formal assessment tool. By completing the assessment(s) you will be able to better determine your strengths as it relates to the job search process.

The assessments are free of charge through the RTWNJ grant and unfortunately, they are one of our most under used resources. The soft skills assessment are available from Learning Resources Inc. (LRI). New candidates are added to the system at the end of each month and emails are sent directly from LRI to candidates. If you haven’t received your link, please check your spam folder. If you are new to RTWNJ, please wait until the beginning of next month to receive your invitation to participate.

Don’t forget to return to your log in after you finish an assessment to review your individual results. An assessment feedback report is available immediately after you complete each assessment under My Assessments.

Of the over 4,000 candidates in our system, only 850 have taken advantage of this service – That’s just over 20% of those eligible! If you’ve received the link, please utilize this valuable assessment tool. You might just learn something! If you can’t locate your link, please send an email by using this link: Missing Assessment.

Transferable Skills That Will Help YOU Earn a Higher Salary

There are times when we wish we be more competent across multiple fields. If it were possible, this would definitely make life so much easier. Here’s the good news: we may not be born with the natural ability to accomplish tasks from multiple industries, but we can most definitely learn how to do exactly that. All we need to do is to acquire portable skills, or what some people refer to as transferable skills. 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.

To shine in an interview, understand your skills

Chinese philosopher said that the person who knows others is wise, but the one who understands himself is enlightened. That explains why so many career coaches insist that jobseekers enter interviews with a thorough understanding of themselves and how their skills meet or exceed requirements for the job.

“A job applicant’s duty during an interview is to show that he can do the job with his particular skills and traits,” said Carole Martin, a veteran San Diego interview coach and author of “What to Say in Every Job Interview: How to Understand What Managers are Really Asking and Give the Answers that Land the Job” (McGraw-Hill Education, 2013).  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.