Weekly Job Byte

​5 Essential People Skills Everyone Should Know

Have you heard? PQ is the new IQ.

Interpersonal intelligence is one of the most overlooked, underutilized skill sets. In school, as we form our careers or level-up our professional life we often think about technical skills. We forget about soft skills. I believe people skills should not be optional.

When you have exceptional people skills, everything becomes easier. You are able to:

  • Negotiate for more money
  • Make friends easily
  • Engage in non-awkward conversations
  • Say no to toxic people
  • Bond quickly with clients
  • Get along with colleagues
  • Detect lies
  • Fight less with your partner
  • Understand the people in your life

As a human behavior investigator, I study the hidden forces that drive our behavior patterns in my  lab — the Science of People. Over the past decade, I’ve developed shortcuts, formulas, and blueprints for getting along with anyoneRead More.

13 Most Useless Job Skills Employers Don’t Want Anymore
For millions of Americans, there’s nothing more frightening than waking up one day and discovering you’re redundant. You’ve suddenly become replaceable, and the world has moved on without you. What are you supposed to do? In all likelihood, you’ve invested many years in a specific career path. You’ve sunk tens of thousands into degrees and certificates. Perhaps you’ve even given up more lucrative jobs to chase a passion. 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.

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​Need a Job? 5 Ways to Get Employed Faster
If you’re searching for a new job, you’re not alone. Seventy-one percent of workers are workers are either actively looking or interested in finding a new position, according to a survey by Jobvite. For many, the process of finding new work can be tedious at best and soul-deadening at worst.

The hunt for the perfect position can take months. One rule of thumb says that you should expect to spend at least one month of job searching for every $10,000 you earn. So, if your currently salary is $70,000 per year, you can expect to spend at least seven months hunting for work.

Few people want to wait that long to find a new job. If your current position is unbearable (you hate your boss, your company is massively dysfunctional, your commute is killing you), feeling that you’re at the mercy of the job market can be incredibly frustrating. If you’re out of work, waiting months to find a job may not even be an option. In either case, you need a new job, and you needed it yesterday. 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 – Aug. 3 & 4 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Essex CC – Aug. 15 & 17 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Middlesex CC – Aug. 23 & 24 – Contact John Radvany
  • County College of Morris – Aug. 15 & 22 – Contact Jaci Teune
  • Brookdale CC – Aug. 25 & 26 – 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.