Weekly Job Byte

Job Hunters: How To Use Google As Your Resume
If you’re job hunting, you may be thinking the first thing you need to do is put together your resumé. That used to be true before the Internet. But these days, the new resumé is called Google.

What an employer finds out about you simply by Googling your name helps determine whether you get hired. And you’ve got to clean up what the employer finds before the company or nonprofit finds it.

There are four things you can do about this to boost your chances of getting hired: you can edit, fill in, expand and add to your Google resumé. I’ll provide details shortly. Read More. ​​​

Secrets You Need to Know About Finding a Job After 40
By the time you reach your 40s, you might think you’ve got the whole adulting thing down to a science. So it’s only natural to assume finding a job after 40 is going to be a walk in the park — methodical and by the book.

Unfortunately, research shows older workers face unemployment longer than younger workers. That suggests there’s a hitch in their job search. Read More. 

Getting a Job With the Help of Strong and Weak Ties
Have you ever wondered if it’s really worth your time to network with people you don’t know? Can a stranger really help you find a job?
In a study on the varying strengths of networking connections, Facebook analyzed U.S. user profiles to see how strong and weak ties influenced job search. The findings showed that “weaker ties are useful because they are numerous, but that a single stronger tie is more useful than a single weaker tie.” In short, both weak and strong ties help your job search.
Facebook realizes that only 54 percent of U.S. adults have a Facebook profile and that not all interactions take place on this social network.  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:​​​​​​​​​​

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.

​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. ​