Weekly Job Byte

Job Seekers: Just Say No To These 10 Employer Demands
You are going to get hit with unreasonable demands from employers — or recruiters who work on behalf of employers — and you have to be ready for them.

If you aren’t prepared to handle these unreasonable demands, you’re likely to say “Yes!” and agree to something you shouldn’t.

That’s a problem for three reasons:

1. When you say “Yes, I’ll gladly oblige your unreasonable request” you train the organization to mistreat you further. They won’t stop until you say “Enough!”

2. When you give up your power during the hiring process, you also give up your negotiating leverage if they make you a job offer. Read More. 

14 Companies With Seasonal Jobs Hiring Now!
It’s that time of year again. No, not just Back to School season. It’s time for seasonal hiring. And this year, every industry is getting in on the hiring fun. From NASCAR to UPS, there are open jobs aplenty.

The jobs including full-time, part-time positions and those flexible shifts work well for those between jobs, students, working parents or others who want to earn extra cash this holiday. Looking to try something new? Look no further.   Read More. 

How to go full time after a part-time holiday job
Your temporary job doesn’t have to get tossed out with the holiday returns. Turn your gig into something permanent.

As far as holiday traditions go, one employment practice is nearly as familiar as gift-giving and overeating: Companies always have seasonal jobs available to satisfy swelling crowds of customers.

These temporary jobs, typically lasting from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, can be a great way for you to check out the industry and test-drive the position. And if you play your cards right, you may be able to parlay that seasonal gig into a permanent job.  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. ​

​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:​​​​​​​​​​

  • Passaic CC (Wanaque Campus) – Oct. 23 & 26 – Contact Jaci Teune
  • Essex CC – Oct. 25 & 27 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Middlesex CC – Oct. 25 & 26 – Contact John Radvany
  • Brookdale CC – Oct.27 & 28 — 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.