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.
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.
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:
- Bergen CC – Feb. 2 & 3 – Contact Monica Rock
- Brookdale CC – Feb. 7 & 8 – Contact John Radvany
- Essex CC – Feb. 7 & 9 – Contact Monica Rock
- County College of Morris – Feb. 9 & 16 – 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.