Weekly Job Byte Newsletter

10 Job Skills That Will Get You Hired in 2017

If you’re in the market for a new job, you’re not alone. More than 75% of fulltime employees are either open to new opportunities or actively looking for work, according to CareerBuilder’s 2016 Candidate Behavior Study.

You might be more than ready for a career change, but you may not have the skills it takes to get noticed by recruiters. LinkedIn recently combed through its database to find out which skills employers were looking to hire for in 2017, both in the United States and around the world. They found you’re in good shape if your talents lie in statistics, cloud computing, and mobile development, while other job hunters might have to work a bit harder to catch the eye of hiring managers. Read More.

Here’s The Real Reason I Didn’t Hire You
Hiring decisions are seldom simple or concrete. They have to do with subtle things like judgment and perspective.

Sometimes job-seekers ask “Can you please give me some feedback on my interview? I didn’t get the job, so I wonder if you could tell me where I came up short.”

It is completely understandable that a job-seeker would want to know why they didn’t get hired. However, hiring decisions are nuanced and difficult to explain. 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.

RTWNJ Program Benefit – NEW eCourses from Velsoft LMS Added!

We just added several hundred new eCourses from Velsoft LMS to our offerings. The RTWNJ program has 50 licenses available for candidate use. Courses include soft skills training; Microsoft Office products; supervisory skills; and much more.

Access to the eCourses can be requested HERE. Once granted access, the eCourses are available for 1 month.  You will receive an email with login information. Typically access is granted at the beginning of each month. Should you require more time, please submit another request.

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:

  • Essex CC – Jan. 4 & 6 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Brookdale CC – Jan. 6 & 7 – Contact John Radvany
  • Gloucester CC – Jan. 9 & 10 – Contact Dan Lim
  • Bergen CC – Jan. 12 & 13 – Contact Monica Rock
  • County College of Morris – Jan. 12 & 19 – 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.