Weekly Job Byte Newsletter

17 Resume Improvement Tips for 2017

It is hard to believe, but 2017 is right around the corner! If a new position, career change or professional advancement is in your future, make sure you take the steps necessary to realize your goals. A new or updated resume is a great place to begin!

Turbocharge Your Professional or Executive Summary

From a reviewer’s prospective, few design elements will get you noticed faster than starting your resume with an attention-grabbing, articulate, and creative professional/executive summary. Conversely, it does not matter how good the rest of the resume looks if your intro is uninspired or merely average. You have approximately 6 seconds to grab the reviewer’s attention, make the most of it! Read More.

12 Tips for a Successful Job Search in 2017
The approach that we used to find a new job back 10 -15 years is no longer appropriate in this new economic world of 2017.

The current job market and the projections for the foreseeable future ( until 2020) indicated a lack of appropriate jobs for those who want them and are qualified for them. The permanent changes as to how business continues to cut costs has made the job search process more difficult.  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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17 LinkedIn Improvement Tips for 2017

With 2017 rapidly approaching, many professionals are starting to think about finding a new position or making a career change in the New Year. With 87 percent of recruiters using LinkedIn, a fully optimized and updated profile is a great place to begin!

Be Visible, Be Relevant, and Get Found

A beautifully written LinkedIn profile is a wonderful tool and can help tip the scales in your favor, but only if recruiters can find your profile easily. LinkedIn’s search algorithm takes into account many different factors which should not be ignored when writing or updating a profile. 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:

  • 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.