Weekly Job Byte

How to take advantage of RTWNJ in 2017 – Part Four

One of the benefits being made available to you through the Ready to Work New Jersey grant are two formal assessment tools. By completing the assessment(s) you will be able to better determine your strengths as it relates to the job search process and have the opportunity to work through training where there are weaknesses.

The assessments are free of charge through the RTWNJ grant and unfortunately, they are one of our most under used resources. The soft skills assessment are available from Learning Resources Inc. (LRI). New candidates are added to the system at the end of each month and emails are sent directly from LRI to candidates. If you haven’t received your link, please check your spam folder. If you are new to RTWNJ, please wait until the beginning of next month to receive your invitation to participate.

Don’t forget to return to your log in after you finish an assessment to review your individual results. An assessment feedback report is available immediately after you complete each assessment under My Assessments. Read More.

How To Break the Rules And Get the Job You Deserve

Most of us know how bureaucratic processes work. If you want to build a new deck on the back of your house you might have to apply for a permit.

You’ll have to get the deck-builder to submit some drawings and you’ll have to pay a fee and wait for your permit application to wend its way through the approval process, but eventually you’ll get your permit or somebody will tell you why your application was rejected. Read More.

10 Things That Will Make You Look Unprofessional

If you’re job searching, you probably (hopefully!) know the basic professionalism mistakes to avoid, like using a questionable moniker in your email address, having a silly outgoing voicemail message or flooding social media with photos of yourself doing keg stands. But here are some less obvious ways that you can inadvertently come across as unprofessional in your job search.

1. Oversharing. There are certain things your interviewer just doesn’t need… Read More.

Improve Your Body Language for a Successful Job Interview
Preparing for an interview is one of the more stressful events for any professional, regardless of experience level or job title. You’ve been told to research the company in advance, practice your answers and prepare good questions. Another aspect of the interview to pay attention to is your body language; it’s important not to cross your arms, slouch or avoid eye contact.While it’s critical to say the right thing in an interview, it’s also important to realize that your body language will communicate an enormous amount about you. It will demonstrate your level of confidence in yourself, your interest in the position, even your ability to perform in the new position. With this kind of pressure, and so many elements to consider during the course of the interview, it can feel overwhelming to have to consider your body language, as well. 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.