Weekly Job Byte

Your Attitude Could Be the Secret to Your Success, Researchers Say
You’ve probably heard that success the product of talent, knowledge, intelligence, perseverance, or innovation. You may have even heard that the secret to success is a positive attitude. But what does that mean?

Simply believing that you’re destined for success may not be enough to make you successful, but what can help, according to researchers at Stanford University, is having a growth mindset. When you have a growth mindset, you believe that you’re capable of improving yourself and your surroundings with enough effort. You tend to interpret failures and setbacks as learning experiences, rather than indictments. And if you don’t think that sounds like you, don’t worry — there are steps you can take to change your mindset and empower yourself for success. Read More. ​​​

Seven Things You Must Do On LinkedIn At The End Of Each Year​
Once a year, there is some maintenance you should do on LinkedIn to make sure things are up-to-date. I suggest doing this every December so you start the new year fresh, with an updated profile and networking strategy. Here are the 7 most important actions to take:

1. Update your photo.
Changing your headshot annually is a good habit to get into.  Read More. 

Why Employers Don’t Always Respond After Job Interviews
You had a great interview for a job you really want. Your answers were spot-on, your interview test went well…but you haven’t heard back from your future boss-to-be. As frustrating as it might be, this happens quite often.

According to a CareerBuilder survey, a staggering 75% of people said they didn’t hear back from a position they had applied for in the past year. The eight reasons below might help explain why employers don’t respond after job interviews.

Why Employers Don’t Respond After Job Interviews

They’re too busy.

A potential employer might be trying to not only fill the position you applied for, but several others as well…simultaneously. 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. ​