Weekly Job Byte

Finding the Right Career
Choosing or Changing Jobs and Finding Satisfaction at Work
Whether you’re just leaving school, finding opportunities limited in your current position or, like many in this economy, facing unemployment, it may be time to consider your career path. By learning how to research options, realize your strengths, and acquire new skills, as well as muster the courage to make a change, you can discover the career that’s right for you. Even if you’re trapped in a position you don’t love, with no realistic opportunity for change, there are still ways to find more joy and satisfaction in what you do.

Why is finding meaningful work important?

Since so much of our time is spent either at work, traveling to and from work, or thinking about work, it inevitably plays a huge role in our lives. If you feel bored or unsatisfied with what you do for large parts of the day, it can take a serious toll on your physical and mental health. You may feel burned out and frustrated, anxious, depressed, or unable to enjoy time at home knowing that another workday lays ahead. Read More.

How to Make a Successful Career Change

Making a career change usually means investing both your time and money. As with any investment, it’s important to be informed before you make it. Before you make a career change, here are steps you can take to increase your chances of success.

1. Decide if you NEED a career change. Before you begin thinking about making a career change you have to decide whether you actually need one. You may just need to find a new job, not an easy task, but certainly simpler than an entire career makeover.  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.

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.

Quiz: Are You Ready for a Career Change?
Deciding when to make a career change is one of the most difficult decisions a professional is faced with in their career. If only there was some sort of formula that would guide us toward making the right decision for our future.

With the help of business and workplace expert Alexandra Levit, we have come up with a list of questions to help you determine whether or not it’s time for you to make a career changeRead 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:

  • Gloucester CC – Feb. 27 & 28 – Contact Dan Lim
  • Bergen CC – March 2 & 3 – Contact Monica Rock
  • County College of Morris – March 2 & 9 – Contact Jaci Teune
  • Essex CC – March 8 & 10 – Contact Monica Rock

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.