Weekly Job Byte

How to take advantage of RTWNJ in 2017 – Part Three

Now that you’ve attended a 2 Day Job Readiness Workshop and have sharpened your resume & cover letter, it’s time to clarify what you are going to need to find a new career. Next step, our Employment Development Plan (EDP). We liken the EDP process to a road map or better yet a GPS (global positioning system) for career planning.

Imagine that you’re on a road trip. You are leaving your home and heading to Cape May for a weekend of peace and quiet. Since you are without a map or GPS, you just start driving. Instead of ending up down the shore, you are now located in Philly. Definitely not sticking your toes in the sand!

Getting focused on an employment plan will really help you narrow what you want to do and how you want to get there. What types of industries are you interested in? Do you need training? If so, what kind of training? Are there jobs in this industry? Where are they?
Really put some thought into your EDP. It is designed to center your job search activities. If you’ve already completed one, but just filled it in to get it done, you may want to do another. Actually, think about it. Don’t use this as a segue to the “next” step.

You will find the link for the EDP below on the right. If you need help, please reach out to your program coordinator for direction.

Get Outside Your Comfort Zone: How To Tackle Your Fear
How can you become more comfortable, and even confident, in all those areas that make you squirm like public speaking, giving negative feedback, or even shmoozing at those dreaded networking parties?

We’ve all encountered opportunities that both delighted and filled us with fear. Fear of doing something new, something unknown, something outside of our comfort zone. 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. ​

5 Things You Need to Do to Get a Job in a Different Field
It can be scary trying to get a job outside of your field. Finding a job at all can be a challenge in a competitive market, but branching out can be particularly difficult. Perhaps you are tired of doing the same thing each day and you want to try something new. In other cases, you might feel like you have moved up as far as you can in your own field, and you want to find a job with opportunities for promotion. Or, you hate your boss but you can’t find any jobs in your field that are outside of your company. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to try something new, it will be necessary for you to have the right skills and to market yourself appropriately in order to get the new job you want. Here are five ways to prepare for success. 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:​​​​​​​​​

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.