Weekly Job Byte

The Quintessential Guide to Changing Your Career

The majority of the working population wants to change careers, some in the next two years. How risky is that move and how easy is it to change though?

Most people strive to have the perfect career, taking the necessary steps to get the right education, work at the best companies in their field and climb the corporate ladder through their hard work. Frequently though no matter how much time, effort and money someone has invested in achieving their career goals they feel unfulfilled.

According to the London School of Business and Finance, 47% of the U.K.’s workforce is considering making a career change and amongst the Millenial labour force, that number jumps up to a significant 66%. But why do nearly half of the entire workforce, and more than half of young employees want to switch careers?

Whatever the reasons are, considering a change is an extreme measure when you are unhappy with your professional or personal situation. But if all other options are exhausted, or you are determined to make it work, it can be an exciting journey into your untapped potential. Read More.

What to Do When You Change Into a New Job That’s Irrelevant to The Previous One
When you change your career into another sector compared to your previous job, you need to prepare more than enough because your old work experience is not completely suitable for a new one.

In the field of career development strategy, there is a kind of career path that is quite common in this century which is called zig-zag career pathway. That means a person can change into many different companies, with different fields and different job categories. Read More.

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What Are Job Specific Skills?

Job specific skills are those abilities that allow a candidate for employment to excel in a particular job. Some skills are attained by attending school or training programs. Others can be acquired through experience learning on the job. The skills that are needed for a specific job are also known as a skill set.

When hiring, employers will usually include the skill set required to be able to perform the job in the job posting.

The applicants who most closely match the required skills will have the best chance of getting selected for a job interview. 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:

  • Middlesex CC – Oct. 18 & 19 – Contact John Radvany
  • Camden CC – Oct. 24 & 25 – Contact Dan Lim
  • Bergen CC – Nov. 3 & 4 – Contact Unnati Patel
  • County College of Morris – Nov. 11 & 18 – 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.