Weekly Job Byte

Four Ways To Practice For Your Job Interview So You Sound Prepared But Not Overly Rehearsed
In my 20+ years of recruiting, most candidates don’t prepare enough for their job interview, so overwork is not a common problem. If you are looking for a job and not currently doing any interview practice, you want to do some preparation ASAP and not worry about sounding overly rehearsed. (You can start with these five steps for interview preparation.)

However, every once in a while, I run into candidates who have answers so readily available that they sound more like actors delivering a monologue than potential colleagues having a conversation in the moment. Remember that a job interview is at its essence a person-to-person conversation . You are with a potential future colleague, so you want to relate and communicate with that other person, not talk at them. Read More. ​​​

3 Ways to Shorten Your Job Search
People in transition know that finding a new, suitable job is a process—and most often, an unpleasant and lengthy one. While this is true in most cases, it doesn’t have to be that way, provided the job seeker understands the search process and becomes efficient with planning, creative thinking, networking, and research.

Where Do You Start Your Search? You can’t even start searching for a job unless you know what you’re looking for. 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. ​

6 Ways To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Unforgettable
The digital world can be an impersonal one. If you want opportunities to come your way, you need to make it personal.

The greater the emotional connection you make, the more likely people will take an interest in you and you will snag opportunities. The more human you act, the more people will gravitate to you. Here are six opportunities you can leverage to humanize your LinkedIn profile and standout:

1. Include a clear, professional picture of you.
A LinkedIn profile without a picture is like a body without a head. Include a picture. Your picture should be professional but not sterile. Your photo puts a face to your profile and should be one that invites others to read your profile. 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:​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • County College of Morris – Dec. 8 & 11 – Contact Jaci Teune
  • Essex CC – Dec. 12 & 14 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Brookdale CC – Dec. 15 & 16 – 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.