Albert Einstein is credited with saying “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” With this being said, why are so many people insistent on using the same job searching techniques over and over again without success? If you’ve sent out the same resume 100 or even 1,000 times and haven’t received an interview, don’t you think it’s time to try something else?
This is where the Ready To Work NJ program steps in to help! Our professionally created 2 Day Job Readiness Workshops provide you with a means to make a significant change in your job search routine. Created by professionals who have walked in your shoes and taught by like-minded instructors, these programs can help you make the sometimes subtle changes that can move you towards the job winning interview.
In the workshops you will learn how to:
- Write and improve your cover letter and resume to catch hiring manager’s interest.
- Tips and techniques for interviewing once you get your foot in the door.
- How to improve your networking and social media presence.
Workshops are scheduled at a variety of community colleges each month. This is the first step in the Ready to Work NJ program and is a prerequisite to requesting training. Please view the schedule below.
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If you need help getting past the resume filter in the job application process, here’s what you need to do:
1. Read the Job Description
It sounds obvious, but it’s amazing how many people just read the job posting title, scan over the requisition, and go immediately to apply. This is how you end up at a job you don’t like. As much as you need money, you don’t want a job you completely hate. You will inevitably loathe certain aspects of your job, so don’t make it harder on yourself. 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:
- Gloucester CC – June 12 & 13 – Contact Joe Pranzatelli
- Raritan Valley CC – June 13 & 20 – Contact Jaci Teune
- Union CC – June 20 & 21 – Contact John Radvany
- Middlesex CC – June 21 & 22 – Contact John Radvany
- Brookdale CC – June 22 & 23 – 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.