Weekly Job Byte

Five Rude And Insulting Interview Questions — And How To Answer Them

You are a well-brought-up person with perfect manners, or at least you aspire to be. You probably know that the rudest thing you can do is to call out, mention or acknowledge another person’s bad behavior!

When someone is rude to you, the best thing to do is to smile and ignore the impolite behavior. As a well-brought-up person, that’s what you will do when you run into rudeness on the job search trail.

Sadly, I can almost guarantee that you will run into rude interviewers asking terribly impolite and intrusive questions. Read More.


How Long Should I Wait For Feedback After An Interview?

What is a reasonable time frame for a company to get back to me after a job interview?

I’ve had interviews where I got an email message one or two days later saying “No thanks” or “We want to meet you again.”

I’ve also had situations where I never heard anything back at all. I only figured out that I didn’t get the job when a month or two had gone by without a word from the employer. Read More.


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​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. ​


Ten Unmistakable Signs You’re Not Getting The Job
One of the most common mistakes a job-seeker can make is to wait too long to say “See ya!” to a job opportunity that’s going nowhere.Some unscrupulous or clueless people will keep you in a recruiting pipeline for weeks or months when you actually have no chance at getting the job.

You have no chance because the job opportunity is fake (they aren’t going to hire anyone — they’re just interviewing people like you to get free advice) or because they already know who they want to hire.

Why would they keep someone like you hanging on when they already know who they plan to hire?

There are several reasons:
• They may need to interview additional candidates to “prove” that they did their…Read More.


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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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Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Job Fair

When you’re job searching, take some time to attend job fairs. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with employers that you might not be able to access any other way. Plus, job fairs and career expos often offer networking programs, resume reviews, and workshops for job seekers.

What can you do to compete with the crowds attending job fairs? These tips will help you get ready to attend and maximize your opportunities while you’re there. Read More.


11 Things Smart People Won’t Say

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.

These phrases carry special power: they have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even when the words are true.

Worst of all, there’s no taking them back once they slip out.

I’m not talking about shocking slips of the tongue, off-color jokes, or politically incorrect faux pas.  Read More.


​HOT JOBS!
​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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My Boss Fired Me, Then He Got Fired — Can I Go Back?
Dear Liz,
I’m a technical sales support specialist.

I had a terrible relationship with my former boss “Hal.” Hal has a strong personality and he doesn’t worry about people’s feelings when he has something to say.

Over the nine months I worked for Hal I heard him call me and my co-workers lazy, stupid, unqualified, overpaid and untalented — not once or twice, but dozens of times.

My co-workers started quitting within a month of Hal’s arrival.

I lasted nine months working for Hal.

I was job-hunting but I got fired before I could find a new job. Read More.


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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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How To Research Salaries When Job Hunting

If you’re looking for a job, you might want to research salaries before heading into an interview.

True, employers are pretty determined to pay the lowest salary they can get away with, and — given the large pool of unemployed job-hunters out there  — they can get away with a lot. Still, that’s only true sometimes.

If you have talents or experience that is much in demand, then the power equation shifts. In that case, you need to know what the going rates are for the work you are skilled at doing. That way, if the employer lowballs you, you will know it. Read More.


​Uncover the Hidden Job Market
Hunting for a job at any age is not easy. After age 50 this task can be more difficult as you may not have looked at the job market for a long time. The best secret in your after 50 job search is to study and learn the value to uncover the hidden job market.

It’s been estimated that only about 20% of the job openings are actually advertised. So if you use your creativity in finding a new job after 50 you will usually find great job leads in the other 80%. Read More.


​HOT JOBS!

​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. ​


Upcoming Job Fairs

May 16 from 8 am – 3 pm -Morris County Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Career Fair. Click here for details.

May 16 from 5 pm – 9 pm – United Way of Northern New Jersey Job Resource Fair! Click here for details.

Various – Workforce Directory Calendar – Click here.

Various – Job Fairs NJ – Click here.

If you know of a job fair and would like it listed, please reach us at: info@njworkforce.org

​2 Day Job Readiness Workshops Filling Up FAST!

​​Improve your chances of getting a new job 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.

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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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Why You Should Lead With Motivation In Answering
The Only Three True Job Interview Questions

Want the job? Lead with motivation. There are only three job interview questions and only three answers. In the vast majority of cases each of the final candidates has the strengths required to do the job. And while the main reason people fail in new leadership roles is poor fit, that’s relatively difficult to assess up front. This leaves motivation as the most important criteria for selection. Be ready to answer all three interview questions, but lead with motivation. Read More.


​​​I’m Networking Like Crazy — But I Still Don’t Have A Job
Everyone recommends networking as a great way to get a job, but it isn’t working for me.

I’ve had lunch or coffee with at least fifteen different people including ex-colleagues, ex-vendors and people I met at networking events and I still don’t have a job.

When I meet with someone to network, I bring my resume and I walk through it with them. I tell them what kind of job I’m looking for and they usually say they’ll spread the word or they’ll keep their eyes open for opportunities for me. Read More.


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​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. ​


Ten Interview Questions ​That Scream ‘You Don’t Want This Job’
Fear is the most powerful force in the universe that no one talks about.

Fear has tremendous influence over our career decisions.

When you’re afraid of your boss (as many if not most working people are) you keep your mouth shut at work when you really want to speak.

When you’re running out of cash and you’re afraid of missing your rent payment next month, you’ll ignore signs on a job interview that tell you “Get out of here — you would hate this job if you got it!”

Our fear makes us miss signals Mother Nature is trying to send us.

We pretend that we won’t hate the job, even when the signs clearly point to a miserable experience for the poor person who gets hired. Read More.


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5 Steps To Creating A Pitch-Perfect Elevator Pitch

Few people love developing an “elevator pitch” even though they may recognize their need for one and the importance of having a well-crafted one. I volunteer for a group of job seekers who meet every week, and no one enjoys the process of introducing themselves to a roomful of strangers. In fact, I know that some people try to sneak in after they think the introductions will be over, or they skip the meeting altogether rather than struggle through a 30-second self-introduction to a room full of self-appointed critics. Read More.

9 Networking Tips For Very Shy People
I often joke that I am the only introvert in marketing. I marvel at people who can enter virtually any networking situation and be elected prom king and queen by evening’s end. I used to hate events where everyone was new to me. But I made myself attend and slowly grew more comfortable.

These days, I can’t say that I love such occasions, but I’ve learned to appreciate them and make the most of each opportunity. If you’re like me, try getting past your networking demons by considering these nine tips. Read More.


​HOT JOBS!
​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. ​


Job Loss and Unemployment Stress
Losing a job is one of the most stressful life experiences, so it’s normal to feel angry, hurt, depressed, scared, grief at all that you’ve lost, or anxious about what the future holds. Job loss and unemployment involves a lot of change all at once which can rock your sense of purpose and self-esteem. While the stress can seem overwhelming, there are many things you can do to take control of the situation, maintain your spirits, and come out of this difficult period stronger and more resilient.

Why is job loss so stressful?

Our jobs are much more than just the way we make a living. They influence how we see ourselves, as well as the way others see us. They give us structure, purpose, and meaning. That’s why job loss and unemployment can be so stressful. Read More.


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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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4 small talk tips that’ll instantly make your interviewer like you more

You have a job interview fast approaching, and that jittery feeling is already brewing in the pit of your stomach.

Sure, there’s plenty to be nervous about. You’re worried about being able to make it to the office on time without getting lost or stuck in traffic. You’re anxiously preparing answers to common interview questions so you can knock your responses out of the park. You’ve researched the company relentlessly, selected your perfect interview outfit, and even did a little innocent LinkedIn stalking of the hiring manager. Read More.


​​What To Consider BEFORE Moving For A Job
Thinking about relocating for a job? Read this first…

I have a friend who was out of work for more than a few months. A job offer became available more than a few states away. Needing the job badly, he took it. After the company paid him to fly back and forth for a year (a great perk!), he now finds himself commuting every Monday and Friday – a drive that takes more than five hours. During the week, he stays in budget hotels and is away from his family. Read More.


​HOT JOBS!
​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. ​


​3 Tips for a Perfect Skype Job Interview
I recently had two back-to-back Skype interviews with candidates.

Although I determined both candidates were qualified for the position I was recruiting for, one Skype session was much more successful than the other. It got me thinking about what contributed to the better interview since the candidates were similar.

1. Location
Like real estate, a Skype interview is all about location, location, location. When I Skype, I try to make sure that the background is clear of clutter or private items no matter where you are. Read More.


​2 Day Job Readiness Workshops Filling Up FAST!

​​Improve your chances of getting a new job 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.

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