Weekly Job Byte

​How to take advantage of RTWNJ in 2017– Part Four
One of the benefits being made available to you through the Ready to Work New Jersey grant are two formal assessment tools. By completing the assessment(s) you will be able to better determine your strengths in the workplace and have the opportunity to work through training where there are weaknesses.

The assessments are free of charge through the RTWNJ grant and, unfortunately, they are one of our most under used resources. The soft skills assessments are available from Learning Resources Inc. (LRI). New candidates are added to the system at the end of each month and emails are sent directly from LRI to candidates. If you haven’t received your link, please check your spam folder. If you are new to RTWNJ, please wait until the beginning of next month to receive your invitation to participate.

Don’t forget to return to your log in after you finish an assessment to review your individual results. An assessment feedback report is available immediately after you complete each assessment under My Assessments. Read More.

5 Tips for Midlife Career Change
When it comes to midlife career change, experts say it’s important not to rush a career transition. Develop a process that includes friends and advisors, and stick to it.

So it’s time for a midlife career change. You’re at the midpoint of life; your first career leaves you bored, empty or worn out. But how do you assess the options, get advice and determine a new path?

You want to do something different but haven’t got a clue. 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. ​

This Simple Formula Makes Highlighting Transferable Skills Easy
It’s not overstating it to say that knowing how to highlight transferable skills can make all the difference in your job search.

In case you need a quick refresher: They’re skills you picked up in a previous role that’ll help you excel in the one you’re applying to. But they’re distinct from other experience, because they’re closely (but not exactly) related to what’s called for in the job description.

So, if you’re changing careers, feeling a little under-qualified , or trying to explain a winding career path, you can use transferable skills to get a hiring manager to take a chance on you.

But just because they can be a game-changer doesn’t mean they apply in every situation.  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:​​​​​​​​​

  • Bergen CC – July 6 & 7 – Contact Monica Rock
  • County College of Morris – July 13 & 20 – Contact Jaci Teune
  • Essex CC – July 18 & 20 – Contact Monica Rock

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.