Weekly Job Byte

How to take advantage of RTWNJ in 2017 – Part Five

Once you’ve attended a 2 Day Job Readiness Workshop and completed a Employment Development Plan (EDP), it’s time to think about training.

What type of training do you need that will give you the edge when applying for a new job? If you’re in the IT industry, do you need cyber security or Scrum Master training? Does PMP or Six Sigma make sense? Are you looking to make a career change and would CNC manufacturing be a fit? These are just some of the questions you should be asking yourself.

When looking for training, we ask that you look to your local community colleges first. NJ community colleges are our grant partners and many provide career pathways once your initial training is completed. Typically, courses are offered through the Continuing Education departments. Training must be listed on the njtrainingsystems.org website to be eligible.

Through the RTWNJ Program, each candidate is typically eligible for only one approved course or program. Make your selection count. Training should be of a short term nature; designed to get you back to work quickly.

Here is the link for the Individual Training Request form. Before submitting, please make sure that you have attended a 2 Day Workshop, completed an EDP and, if required, uploaded proof of unemployment to our system. The training request form MUST be completed fully, including 3 employment opportunities for the training being requested. Failure to complete the form in it’s entirety may result in denial. Please provide at least 3 business days for the approval process.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your program coordinator.

This is What Recruiters Look for on YOUR LinkedIn Profile

When you’re looking for a job, your LinkedIn profile is a 24/7 information resource for the recruiters who are looking for talent. In fact, in the Jobvite 2016 Recruiter Nation Report, 87% of recruiters find LinkedIn most effective when vetting candidates during the hiring process.

But what really catches a recruiter’s eye when they’re scrolling through your profile? Read More.

10 Jobs 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 full-time 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.  Read More.

5 Ways to Effectively Up Your Email Game and Get Hired
More than 2.5 billion people in the world use email today, and more than 2.5 million emails are sent every single second. In fact, 61 percent of people report email to be “very important” for their job – compared to 54 percent of people who express the same sentiment about the internet.

More likely than not, you will have to use email in your next job search. Whether you’re reaching out to the person who will be making the hiring decision or following up after an interview, having stellar email skills will definitely improve your chances of getting hired.

Here are some tips for you: 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:

  • 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
  • Camden CC – Feb. 15 & 16 – Contact Dan Lim

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.