Bi-Weekly Job Byte


10 Interview Question Responses You NEED To Know

​You’ve researched the company, updated your CV and even stalked the CEO on Facebook – and now you just have to make it through the interview.
Increasingly, in order to scout out the top talent, businesses are now throwing curveball questions during the interview process. Asking about seemingly unrelated topics can help give a company a wider snapshot into the person and their life.

But whilst you may know what animal you’d be and how to sell a fridge to an eskimo, it’s actually the more straightforward questions that can catch an applicant out – and they’re the most vital.  Read More.


LinkedIn Profile: ​Excellent Advice & a Free Scan
​What is a LinkedIn profile? LinkedIn is an online social network like Facebook or Twitter, but dedicated to professional networking and communication. A LinkedIn user’s profile page is similar to an online resume. Users can share their contact information, career summary, complete work history, professional skills, formal education details, and more. LinkedIn is primarily used to network with professional connections but has evolved over time…Read More.​

Ways To Be Engaged On LinkedIn Not Just Active
For many years I’ve been telling job seekers that engaging with their LinkedIn network is one of the three important pieces required to be successful using this professional online networking platform. I explain that simply being active is not as effective as engaging; there are differences.

An analogy comes to mind: you’re being active if you’re simply showing up for a party you were encouraged to attend. Read More.


​How To Fix Your Job Search

​Blasting out resumes and filling out job applications are the two worst ways to get a job. The best ways to get a new job are to use your network, to consult during your job hunt (and even after you get a job) and to reach out to hiring managers directly.

I took a quick peek at your LinkedIn profile.

Your brand is not as strong right now as it could be — or as strong as it needs to be. We can’t tell exactly what you do. Maybe you are trying to keep your options open, but if a hiring manager or recruiter can’t tell from your LinkedIn profile what you’re especially good at, then you won’t look like someone who can relieve whatever pain an organization is feeling. 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:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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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.

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