Weekly Job Byte

6 Things to Try If You Can’t Find a Job
Unemployment can do a number your self-esteem, not to mention your bank account. If you’ve been papering the town with resumes and still aren’t getting any nibbles, it’s easy to sink into frustration and despair.

You can take some small comfort in the knowledge that you’re not alone in your struggle to find a job. Although the number of unemployed Americans has fallen over the past two years, there are still 7.6 million people out of work and looking for employment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A quarter of them have been unemployed for six months or more. Once you add in people who have given up looking for work or who have part-time jobs but would like to work full-time, the number of unemployed and underemployed people in the U.S. doubles. Read More.

Four tips for utilizing Social Media during your job search
There’s no sign of social media slowing down, in fact it’s maintaining popularity as a great way to influence and enhance your job search. Think of Social Media as an advanced form of word-of-mouth that you should be utilizing if you’re looking to change career or land a new job. By getting your name out there, your interactions can demonstrate your credibility and you can find the job you are looking for. Read More.

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3 Steps to Make Facebook Private
Protecting your Facebook privacy can be challenging, but there are three key things everyone should know about how to make Facebook private or at least not totally public. These are:

  1. How to Keep Your List of Friends Private
  2. How to Make Your Profile and Timeline Private
  3. How to Limit Who Sees your Posts and Photos

By default, Facebook tends to make everything you put on its network fairly public. Most information in your profile, for example, is totally public–viewable in Google search results and to everyone on Facebook, even if they’re not your friend or even a friend of a friend. Facebook critics see this as an invasion of people’s right to privacy.

The same default public setting applies to your friend’s list; by default, anyone can see who your friends are, even if they are not your Facebook friend. It’s a good idea to change this, but Facebook doesn’t make it easy. 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:

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.