Weekly Job Byte

How to take advantage of RTWNJ in 2018 – Part Four

Another benefits being made available to you through the Ready to Work New Jersey grant is a formal assessment tool. By completing the assessment, you will be able to better determine your strengths as it relates to the job search process and have the opportunity to work through training where there are weaknesses.

 ETS WorkFORCE® Program for Career Development
To succeed in the workforce, you need more than academic knowledge and technical skills—you also need strong interpersonal, professional, and self-management skills. RTWNJ is happy to offer the ETS WorkFORCE® Program for Career Development to all participants to help develop these key work readiness skills.

The WorkFORCE® Program for Career Development begins with a computer-based assessment that will provide a detailed report on your strengths and areas for improvement in six areas related to workforce success: Initiative and Perseverance, Responsibility, Flexibility and Resilience, Teamwork and Citizenship, Customer Service Orientation, and Problem Solving and Ingenuity. After you complete the assessment you will have access to an interactive online Training Program, which uses videos, scenarios, and mock job interviews to help you practice these skills. You can work through the Training Program at your own pace, and will receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the Training Program. Developing these skills and behaviors can give you the edge you need in today’s competitive workforce!

ETS is a global leader who develops, administers and scores more than 50 million assessment tests annually in more than 180 countries, at more than 9,000 locations worldwide. In addition to assessments, they conduct educational research, analysis and policy studies and develop a variety of customized services and products for teacher certification, English language learning and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education.

As a candidate in the RTWNJ program you are eligible to utilize this service. New candidates as of 12/2017 and forward will automatically receive an invitation to participate. Those who have been involved in the program before December 2017 and would like to participate, should click here. ETS will send you the link directly.

Career assessment tools can help you figure out your next move
Dissatisfied with Your Career, But Not Sure What to Do Next? Many of us have vague ideas about changing careers but aren’t exactly sure what it is we want to do. If you are in a quandary about what to next, you may want to consider taking a career assessment.

Career assessments are tools that are designed to help individuals understand how a variety of personal… Read More. 

​Top Tips on How to Ace a Behavioral Test on an Interview 
The hiring process has become more and more competitive with each passing year. There is an increasing number of steps involved in getting your dream job. Gone are the days of a simple job interview. Today, a widespread practice among used by employers is using personality or other behavioral tests as a screening tool. Personality tests help employers find the most suitable employee for an open position. Employers want to see how you work in a team, how you might react in certain situations, and if you fit in with the company’s corporate culture.

Here is an inside tip: employers assume you don’t know anything about behavioral tests during interviews. They believe that you will come into the interview unaware and answer the test questions instinctively.   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.

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​​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.