Weekly Job Byte

Tech Update: Recruiting Trends 2017

Are YOU prepared for the 4 Hiring Trends?
In a quickly-moving technological landscape, it has become more important than ever for companies to remain at the forefront of the latest trends in recruitment and selection processes, not only to stay relevant, but to get ahead of their competitors. New technology is the best way to better engage candidates and jobseekers, sparking engagement on the platforms they interact with daily. With constant innovation, however, it can be difficult to stay abreast of new tech while remaining focused on best-fit technology for recruitment and sourcing. Here, we take a look at the best of the best of HR tech: what are these new technologies? How are they working? What can we learn from them?  Here are four modern methods of recruitment and selection that have gained popularity this year. Read More. 

How to land a job despite bad credit
If you’re job hunting, you expect hiring managers to check your resume.

But you shouldn’t be surprised if potential employers delve into another aspect of your personal life — your financial history — and turn you down if they don’t like what they see.

That’s why job seekers should know their rights when companies start to scrutinize their credit reports and. . . Read More. 

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The 20 N.J. industries that hired the most people last year
New Jersey’s private sector gained roughly 65,000 employees and 6,000 new establishments between 2015 and 2016, in line with the national average. It’s an improvement over the previous year, where the economy grew by only 55,000 jobs.

But annual wages increased slower here than in the rest of the country — residents gained an extra $429 per year, compared to the national average of $627.
Service-related industries dominate the state, employing nearly nine out of 10 New Jersey workers, while the manufacturing industry has experienced a long-term decline. By sector, education and health services gained the most employees, followed by professional services and the trade, transportation and utilities sector.

But what specific industries had the most growth? NJ Advance Media compared private industry data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn what industries gained the most employees from 2015 to 2016. 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:​​​​​​​​​​

  • Brookdale CC – Sept. 15 & 16 – Contact John Radvany
  • Essex CC – Sept. 19 & 21 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Middlesex CC – Sept. 20 & 21 – Contact John Radvany
  • County College of Morris – Sept 20 & 28 – 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.