Weekly Job Byte

How To Expand Your Job Search When You’ve Exhausted All The Options

Picture this: You’re on a cross-country trip and your battery light goes on—when you’re in the middle of nowhere.

Well, that pretty much sums up last weekend for me. I was broken down (on a Sunday) and towing services weren’t picking up. My roadside assistance was zero help, and try as they might, Good Samaritan motorists couldn’t jump my RV.

Talk about exhausted options!

Even if you’ve never been stranded while driving, you know what it’s like to wonder what you can possibly do next. (Yes, I’m talking about the job hunt.) You’ve looked at every opening on every board, reached out to everyone in your network and had no luck creating opportunities for yourself.

But just like I couldn’t give up and live on the side of the road in Nebraska forever, you can’t afford to stay in that soul-crushing position or remain unemployed (or underemployed), either. Read more.

Blind Squirrels and the Job Search Reality for Baby Boomers
Even a blind squirrel can find an acorn.

This is an old saying — an cliche originated in the United States that my mother frequently used as a gentle admonishment when she sensed that my ego was beginning to cloud my judgment and perspective, that I was not as smart or clever as I thought I was.  Also known as a momism or dadism, depending on which parent was doling out the advice, this saying means that even if people are misguided or ineffective, sometimes they can be correct just be being lucky. Read More.

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6 Ways to Maximize Your Job Search

By now, you probably know that searching for a job takes a lot of time. But, it also takes a lot of focus. After a couple hours of job searching – of clicking through to the very last page of job listings; of writing and re-writing cover letter after cover letter – you’ll likely to be tempted to switch gears and check your Facebook, read the news or scroll Instagram. But those minutes of wasted time add up, and after a couple of weeks, they can seriously cut into your job search productivity.

Fortunately, searching for your dream job doesn’t have to be a painful experience.  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:

  • Bergen CCC – Dec. 1 & 2 – Contact Unnati Patel
  • County College of Morris – Dec. 2 & 9 – Contact Jaci Teune
  • Essex CC – Dec. 6 & 8 – Contact Unnati Patel
  • Union CC – Dec. 13 & 14 – Contact John Radvany
  • Gloucester CC – Dec. 19 & 20 – Contact Dan Lim

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.