How to take advantage of RTWNJ – Part One
For those of you new to the RTWNJ program – Welcome! You’ve joined a highly successful program that is primarily funded through the U.S. Department of Labor with additional support from NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development.
Are you ready follow a process that has been proven to work? As we’ve mentioned numerous times in this newsletter, you need to have a map and a compass to get from unemployed to hired.
Many of our candidates uploaded their resumes as well as other required documents and have done nothing else with the system. They haven’t filled out the skills section with their special talents, certifications or competencies. Our daily email job postings come from Indeed.com and are matched against what terms you put into this area. If you’re not receiving good postings, you need to look at what you’ve put in this section.
Please take a few moments and improve your probability of being hired by reviewing and improving your candidate skills section. Log into our system here.
List of the Best Skills for Resumes
What skills should you include on your resume? Which skill set will help you get hired? As well as providing a history of your experience, your resume is the perfect place to highlight your strengths and abilities.
How to Include Skills on a Resume
LinkedIn’s algorithm is mysterious, but we can make some solid guesses about what matters in elevating your presence on search results, including three primary qualities. Read More.
Step 1 in the Ready To Work NJ Program – Job Readiness Workshops!
Improve your chances of getting a new job and complete the first step after registering (and being accepted) 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 – June 6 & 8 – Contact Monica Rock
- Camden CC – June 7 & 8 – Contact Dan Lim
- County College of Morris – June 8 & 15 – Contact Jaci Teune
- Gloucester CC – June 12 & 13 – Contact Joe Pranzatelli
- Raritan Valley CC – June 13 & 20 – Contact Jaci Teune
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.