Weekly Job Byte

How to Follow Up After a Job Interview
After a job interview, it’s important to follow up with the hiring manager. In fact, thanking the interviewer for taking the time to meet is the most important action you can take post-interview.

Along with expressing appreciation, your thank you letter, email, or call is an opportunity to:

  • highlight your relevant qualifications
  • show your enthusiasm for the role
  • mention important details that didn’t come up during the interview… Read More. ​​​

Follow up on a Job Application – How long to wait?
Job hunting can be a roller-coaster ride of emotions. Checking on the status of a job application can both ease your anxiety and set you apart from the competition.

But how long should you wait after submitting your application before following up?

Staffing firm Accountemps surveyed more than 300 human resource managers and found that 36 percent… 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. ​

How to Ask Why You Didn’t Get The Job
Job seekers are often curious why they weren’t selected for a job, but it can be hard to find out why another candidate was chosen over you. Employers typically won’t share much, if any, meaningful feedback with candidates, especially if they are fearful about a lawsuit. Job candidates can and do file employment discrimination claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against employers who rejected them, often claiming that they weren’t hired because of their gender, race, a disability, or their religion.

Thus, many companies are very wary of sharing feedback regarding unsuccessful interviews.

A request for information that is delivered in a way which appears to question the validity of their hiring decisions will only serve to close down all communication. 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 – Lyndhurst Campus – Nov. 2 & 3 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Essex CC – Nov. 14 & 16 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Rowan @ Burlinton – Nov. 14 & 18 – 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.