Weekly Job Byte

How to take advantage of RTWNJ in 2016 – Part Five

Once you’ve attended a 2 Day Job Readiness Workshop and completed a Employment Development Plan (EDP), it’s time to think about training. Job training should have been explored when completing your EDP. What do you need that will give you the edge when applying for a new job?

If you’re in the IT industry, do you need cyber security or Scrum Master training? Does PMP or Six Sigma make sense? Are you looking to make a career change and would CNC manufacturing be a fit? These are just some of the questions you should be asking yourself.

When looking for training, we ask that you look to your local community colleges. NJ community colleges are our grant partners and many provide career pathways once your initial training is completed. Typically, courses are offered through the Continuing Education departments.

Please some thought into your training. Make your selection count. Training should be of a short term nature; designed to get you back to work quickly. The training requests must be filled out completely, including 3 employment opportunities that require the requested training. Please provide at least 3 business days for the approval process.

Here is the link for the Individual Training Request form. Before submitting, please make sure you have not only attended a 2 Day Workshop and completed an EDP, but also have uploaded proof of unemployment to our system. If you have any questions, please reach out to your program coordinator.

12 egregious mistakes you don’t want to make with your LinkedIn profile

I’ve reviewed many profiles as a workshop facilitator and LinkedIn trainer. Many profiles are well constructed, while others are not indicative of future success.

Is it easy to create a compelling profile that gets noticed in a positive way? Not for all LinkedIn users. It takes hard work  and commitment.

The mistakes I’ve seen on LinkedIn profiles range from a poorly done photo to typos  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.

The Top Skills for the Modern Workplace

When you sift through the job postings across many job categories in a handful of industries, you find that certain skills are more in demand than others. Some of those are desirable in more than one industry, and some can lead to jobs with higher salaries.

We have a clearer picture of what those skills are, thanks to a recent study completed by Bentley University, a business school based in Waltham, Massachusetts.

According to Bentley’s study, certain skills – hybrid skills – are applicable to various types of jobs categories like marketing, HR, IT, etc. We built a gallery of the top 12 hybrid skills (see below) ranked by average salary. 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.