Weekly Job Byte

7 Easy Hacks To Improve Job Search

What if I told you there were 7 things you could do that would increase the odds of getting hired?
From sending thank-you messages to creating your list of references, there are hacks that you can implement today that will make you look more professional. Now would be a good time to familiarize yourself with some of these lesser-known job-search practices.

So if you think you have mastered all the subtleties of job search, think again. There are many unwritten rules or secret best practices you won’t know about until it’s too late. Read More.

Five Real-Life Examples Of Job Seekers Hurt Or Helped By Their Thank You Notes
In my 19-plus years of teaching job search skills at an Ivy League graduate school (and I’ve taught through both boom and bust hiring markets), I still emphasize the importance of thank you notes. Thank you notes after a job interview or general networking meeting keep you front-of-mind with the people you meet. Thank you notes continue the momentum from what you discussed before. Thank you notes can even add to the momentum when you include additional thoughts and ideas. Read More.

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4 Things You Really Need To Delete From Your LinkedIn Profile Today​
With its largest desktop redesign ever, LinkedIn is fighting the good fight against distraction. The 2017 updates make for less clutter across the platform and a more focused experience on every front, especially your personal profile.

But, much like a garage full of junk, sprucing things up only makes a real difference if you get rid of all the random junk that’s just taking up space.

With that in mind, here are four cuts your LinkedIn profile needs to take these changes to the next level—and show off the parts of your personal brand that really matter: Read More.

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​​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:​​​​​

  • Essex CC – March 8 & 10 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Raritan CC – March 21 & 28 – Contact Jaci Teune
  • Camden CC – March 27 & 30 – Contact Dan Lim
  • Middlesex CC – March 29 & 30 – Contact John Radvany

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.