Weekly Job Byte

Know what to expect: 2017 Employment Screening Trends
Human resource professionals conducting pre-employment background checks in 2017 will have to adapt to the growth of the ban-the-box movement and the gig workforce. They’ll also need to take care when screening candidates’ social media or using aggregate data to make hiring decisions. Plus, the Trump administration could introduce new laws, regulations and guidance that govern employers’ use of background checks.

“There is no doubt that any election and new administration creates uncertainty over what rules or laws will be created or repealed and how they will be enforced by our government and our courts,” said Clare Hart, CEO of Sterling Talent Solutions, a global background screening and onboarding firm headquartered in New York City. Read More.

Job Application & Resume Differences

Career Breakthrough Tip #7 shares the differences between a job application and resume. One is a legal document, the other is your marketing profile. Avoid assuming they are the same. In the eye’s of the employer or interviewer they are very different.

If you fill out your application out improperly, there may be some serious con-sequences. In this video, Lynn Dessert, Executive Career Coach, explains the differences between the job application and resume. 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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Illegal Interview Questions You Shouldn’t have to Answer
Questions, questions, and more questions. Your interviewer fires them at you, one straight after the other.

Yes, when you’re in a job interview, it’s all too easy to feel like you’re seated at a cold metal table in a dark room, while the hiring manager shines a flashlight in your eyes and asks all sorts of pressing questions that make the sweat tickle on your forehead.

You’re asked about your strengths, your weaknesses, the last time you solved a problem, when you overcame a difficult challenge, and how well you work on a team. It feels like nothing is off limits. 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:

  • Raritan Valley CC – Feb. 21 & 28 – Contact Jaci Teune
  • Union CC – Feb. 21 & 22 – Contact John Radvany
  • Warren CC – Feb. 21 & 22 – Contact Jaci Teune
  • Gloucester CC – Feb. 27 & 28 – 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.