Weekly Job Byte

Top 15 upcoming jobs to look out for this fall
The summer is almost over, and it’s time to start thinking about packing away the swimsuit and pulling the business-wear back out of the closet. If you don’t already have a job lined up for this coming fall—or are thinking that it might be time for a career change—you don’t have to worry that nothing’s out there. Quite a few industries are thriving, and looking to hire this fall. Here are 15 of them. Read More. 

HireLifeScience.com Career Fair
On September 26, 2017 HireLifeScience.com will be hosting our annual HireLifeScience.com Career Fair. The HireLifeScience.com Career Fair 2017 will take place at Raritan Center – New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, NJ. There will be no recruiting agencies participating in this event, making it one of the few times candidates will meet exclusively with direct employers from the life science industries. This means direct access with the exact contacts that will do the interviewing and no middle men! Click here to register.

Manufacturing Is a Bright Spot in a Subdued Jobs Report
At the sprawling Mack Trucks factory here, the last of the workers laid off in 2016 after sales slowed down are back on the line, and for the first time in years, the company is hiring new employees.

The turnabout in the Lehigh Valley, whose shuttered factories inspired Billy Joel’s elegiac 1980s song “Allentown,” was evident more broadly on Friday,… 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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These Are 3 of the Worst Job Interviews
Job interviews are nothing if not nerve-wracking. Most of the time, they end up not being nearly as bad as you imagined. But sometimes they really are that terrible – or even worse than you thought they could go. U.S. News asked people for their worst interviewexperiences, recounted below:

The one where you don’t get the job but then have to train your replacement. 

Shana Westlake was freelancing for a large media company as an associate producer. She pushed to be considered for it full time, since she was covering for someone who left. She got a chance to interview for the job with two of her then supervisors, but it seemed they didn’t know her at all. 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:​​​​​​​​​​

  • 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.