Weekly Job Byte

New Tool to Help Struggling Job Seekers Cope

Long-term unemployed job seekers often experience stress, depression, anxiety, anger, and other emotional health issues, all of which can interfere with job search as well as personal wellbeing and family life.

RTWNJ partner, the New Start Career Network (NSCN), recently launched a partnership with a company called Big White Wall (BWW) to provide access to an anonymous, online support system for anyone struggling with personal issues related to their unemployment. Big White Wall is moderated 24/7 by trained clinicians. The tool also provides self-guided courses, self-improvement guides, and a safe space to express your concerns without judgement.

Through the NSCN-BWW partnership, NSCN job seekers have access to BWW free of charge. NSCN is extending this opportunity to RTWNJ job seekers, who can find out more on the NSCN website, newstartcareernetwork.org, and can access the BWW at bigwhitewall.us/nscn.

You must register with NSCN to be eligible for this benefit.

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.

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.

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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:

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.