Weekly Job Byte Newsletter

How to take advantage of RTWNJ in 2017 – Part Two

Albert Einstein is credited with saying “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” With this being said, why are so many people insistent on using the same job searching techniques over and over again without success? If you’ve sent out the same resume 100 or even 1,000 times and haven’t received an interview, don’t you think it’s time to try something else?

This is where the Ready To Work NJ program steps in to help! Our professionally created 2 Day Job Readiness Workshops provide you with a means to make a significant change in your job search routine. Created by professionals who have walked in your shoes and taught by like-minded instructors, these programs can help you make the sometimes subtle changes that can move you towards the job winning interview.

In the workshops you will learn how to:

  1. Write and improve your cover letter and resume to catch hiring manager’s interest.
  2. Tips and techniques for interviewing once you get your foot in the door.
  3. How to improve your networking and social media presence.

If you think you won’t benefit from this workshop, think again. The job market has changed considerably in the last 5-10 years and it’s no longer business as usual to get a job. Think about this – you have less that 10 seconds to have your resume make an impression. If it even gets reviewed by a human. Don’t you want it to be the best it can be?

Workshops are scheduled at a variety of community colleges each month. This is the first step in the Ready to Work NJ program and is a prerequisite to requesting training. Please view the schedule below.

Career Depression Is Worst In January, Here’s Why…

I read recently the third Monday in January has a high suicide rate. People get very depressed in January. The post-holiday blues run deep. I see it a lot in my work. It’s why I host a 21-day challenge every year. It’s my way to keep people positive and moving forward during this time. But, this year, it’s the worst I’ve seen it.

Career depression is at an all-time high right now.

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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.

Need to Cancel Your Job Interview?

I asked a group of seasoned recruiting pros to tell me the best (worst) lies they’ve ever heard from a candidate. There we some amazing responses, but here are the five that took the prize for being the dumbest. Lying to recruiters is a very, VERY bad idea. They are a tight-knit community. I’ve known job seekers who’ve been ‘blacklisted’ in their industry for getting caught in a web of lies by a recruiter. In this day and age, it’s way too easy for a recruiter to check with their colleagues to get, “the inside scoop” on you. Which means, you need to keep your reputation in good standing, or your career could suffer.

One of the biggest pet peeves recruiters have is when a candidate makes up an elaborate excuse as to why she/he can’t make it. This article by Steve Tobiak explains why making excuses is such a bad idea. (Hat tip to recruiting pro, Stacy Donovan-Zapar for sharing this article with me.) Read More

2 Day Job Readiness Workshops Filling Up FAST!

Improve your chances of getting a new job by taking advantage of the Ready To Work NJ 2 Day Workshop! These 2 day workshops help with resume & cover letter writing, interviewing techniques, networking & social media tips.

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.