Weekly Job Byte

Desperate employers search for holiday workers in tight job market
When UPS lured holiday job seekers recently to its Columbus, Ohio, package sorting center, it turned the dreary process of interviews and background checks into a full-blown party complete with candy and movie-ticket giveaways.

Faced with a shrinking labor pool and a need to fill 95,000 extra jobs this holiday season, the Louisville-based delivery giant has been left scrambling to find innovative ways to tempt potential employees— including turning recruiting sessions into celebrations.

It’s not just UPS. As the holidays draw closer and holiday hiring is in full swing, industries across the board are feeling the unintended side effects of a falling unemployment rate— now at a 17-year low of 4.1%. Read More. ​​​


Are You an Effective Networker?
Loads of people network but very few are effective at such networking. Certainly, some are better at it than others, but in general, the majority of people not only dislike networking but also are simply not good at it. Based on a survey they conducted, Ivan R. Misner, Ph.D., and Don Morgan discovered several keys for successful job search networking.

* First, survey respondents said the most important part of being effective is to…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. ​


Negotiation Skills For Your Career And Everyday Life
Approaching a vendor to negotiate a deal or sitting down with your boss to discuss a pay raise can be scary, but sometimes there’s no way around it. Whether negotiating the cost of leasing a space or your corporate benefits package, there will come a time when all professionals need to haggle a bit for a lower price or higher value. When money is on the table, it pays to keep your cool. So, how do you maintain your composure when it’s time to negotiate?

For many, negotiation does not come naturally. Sometimes, we’re not certain it’s worth the risk. (In fact, The Atlantic reported earlier this year that men and women negotiate differently based on their perceived value of themselves and the risk involved.) While boldly asking for what we want or need is a learned skill, the art of negotiation is necessary if you want to really be the one in control of your business or career. 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:​​​​​​​​​​

  • Middlesex CC – Nov. 29 & 30 – Contact John Radvany
  • Rowan @ Burlington – Dec. 1 & 4 – Contact John Radvany
  • Bergen CC – Dec. 7 & 8 – Contact Monica Rock
  • County College of Morris – Dec. 8 & 11 – Contact Jaci Teune

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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Job Hunters: How To Use Google As Your Resume
If you’re job hunting, you may be thinking the first thing you need to do is put together your resumé. That used to be true before the Internet. But these days, the new resumé is called Google.

What an employer finds out about you simply by Googling your name helps determine whether you get hired. And you’ve got to clean up what the employer finds before the company or nonprofit finds it.

There are four things you can do about this to boost your chances of getting hired: you can edit, fill in, expand and add to your Google resumé. I’ll provide details shortly. Read More. ​​​


Secrets You Need to Know About Finding a Job After 40
By the time you reach your 40s, you might think you’ve got the whole adulting thing down to a science. So it’s only natural to assume finding a job after 40 is going to be a walk in the park — methodical and by the book.

Unfortunately, research shows older workers face unemployment longer than younger workers. That suggests there’s a hitch in their job search. Read More. 


Getting a Job With the Help of Strong and Weak Ties
Have you ever wondered if it’s really worth your time to network with people you don’t know? Can a stranger really help you find a job?
In a study on the varying strengths of networking connections, Facebook analyzed U.S. user profiles to see how strong and weak ties influenced job search. The findings showed that “weaker ties are useful because they are numerous, but that a single stronger tie is more useful than a single weaker tie.” In short, both weak and strong ties help your job search.
Facebook realizes that only 54 percent of U.S. adults have a Facebook profile and that not all interactions take place on this social network.  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.


​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. ​

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How Recruiters Effectively Use Social Media
We live in the age of social media, and recruiters are finding that social media platforms are among the best tools for finding talent. In fact, a Jobvite survey in 2015 revealed that 92 percent of recruiters are using social media to find the right candidates.

Social media has become such an effective hiring tool because recruiters can browse the social media accounts of potential candidates. Social media is a great way to verify professional experience and review character. Read More. ​​​


How to Be Media Social
Many people don’t realize how different the job search of today is from the job search of not even a few years ago. Many others find it difficult to learn about today’s different kind of search and therefore shove the issue to their back burner, planning to deal with it later—if they do at all. Yet others, often younger ones, embrace the new wave and benefit from it.

Social media are open for two-way communication and are important for more than social interaction. Read More. 


3 Ways to Use Social Media in Your Job Search (and 3 Ways to Avoid)
Many of us view social media as a way to keep up with the lives of old friends and family. That’s a pretty good use for it, right? But as social media has expanded, its potential as a resource for its users, especially professionally, has grown tremendously.

LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter,Pinterest and Instagram are just a few of the social media channels that, when used correctly, can improve your career.

Job seekers specifically can reap countless benefits from social media, including finding better jobs and becoming more visible to hiring managers.

However, we’ve all heard our fair share of horror stories when it comes to mixing social media and job searching. 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.


​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. ​

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How to Follow Up After a Job Interview
After a job interview, it’s important to follow up with the hiring manager. In fact, thanking the interviewer for taking the time to meet is the most important action you can take post-interview.

Along with expressing appreciation, your thank you letter, email, or call is an opportunity to:

  • highlight your relevant qualifications
  • show your enthusiasm for the role
  • mention important details that didn’t come up during the interview… Read More. ​​​

Follow up on a Job Application – How long to wait?
Job hunting can be a roller-coaster ride of emotions. Checking on the status of a job application can both ease your anxiety and set you apart from the competition.

But how long should you wait after submitting your application before following up?

Staffing firm Accountemps surveyed more than 300 human resource managers and found that 36 percent… 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. ​


How to Ask Why You Didn’t Get The Job
Job seekers are often curious why they weren’t selected for a job, but it can be hard to find out why another candidate was chosen over you. Employers typically won’t share much, if any, meaningful feedback with candidates, especially if they are fearful about a lawsuit. Job candidates can and do file employment discrimination claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against employers who rejected them, often claiming that they weren’t hired because of their gender, race, a disability, or their religion.

Thus, many companies are very wary of sharing feedback regarding unsuccessful interviews.

A request for information that is delivered in a way which appears to question the validity of their hiring decisions will only serve to close down all communication. 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:​​​​​​​​​​

  • Bergen CC – Lyndhurst Campus – Nov. 2 & 3 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Essex CC – Nov. 14 & 16 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Rowan @ Burlinton – Nov. 14 & 18 – 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.

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The one thing you should always say in a job interview
Every job candidate knows how to start a job interview — on time, with a smile and a firm handshake. But it’s less clear how to end a job interview in a way that makes you stand out from the competition.

According to bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch, the last few minutes of a job interview can make or break your chances of getting the job. And there’s something you can say to ensure that you’re memorable — in a good way.

After you’ve made your case and the hiring manager concludes the interview, don’t just say “thank you” and leave. Read More. 


No. 1 mistake people make during the hiring process
Job seekers know that making a good first impression in an interview is important. But leaving a positive, lasting impression is just as significant, if not more so.

The best way to make sure an interviewer remembers you well past the conversation is to always ask questions at the end — something many job applicants don’t do, says Brendan Browne, the global head of talent for LinkedInRead 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. ​


Ask This Question to Your Interviewer to Shut Down Their Doubts About You
For 90% of an interview, you’re at the mercy of the interviewer: they get to choose what they dig into about you, and how deeply. But for the final 10% of the interview — a precious few minutes — they hand you the metaphorical shovel so that you get to choose what to dig into. Some applicants throw the shovel aside, unprepared to ask meaningful questions. But after reading this, you’ll be able to use your “shovel” to fill in any holes in their judgement of your qualifications.

Is the end of the interview really as important as everyone says?

The short of it is… yes. Trust me, or trust Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman — his research brought forth the Peak-End Rule: when your interviewer thinks back on your interview, he or she will only remember the best part of your interview and the ending. Shout out to my boy Danny for backing me up on this one!

Ok, Katherine, what is the golden question I clicked on this article for?? 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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  • Passaic CC (Wanaque Campus) – Oct. 23 & 26 – Contact Jaci Teune
  • Essex CC – Oct. 25 & 27 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Middlesex CC – Oct. 25 & 26 – Contact John Radvany
  • Brookdale CC – Oct.27 & 28 — 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.

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Job Seekers: Just Say No To These 10 Employer Demands
You are going to get hit with unreasonable demands from employers — or recruiters who work on behalf of employers — and you have to be ready for them.

If you aren’t prepared to handle these unreasonable demands, you’re likely to say “Yes!” and agree to something you shouldn’t.

That’s a problem for three reasons:

1. When you say “Yes, I’ll gladly oblige your unreasonable request” you train the organization to mistreat you further. They won’t stop until you say “Enough!”

2. When you give up your power during the hiring process, you also give up your negotiating leverage if they make you a job offer. Read More. 


14 Companies With Seasonal Jobs Hiring Now!
It’s that time of year again. No, not just Back to School season. It’s time for seasonal hiring. And this year, every industry is getting in on the hiring fun. From NASCAR to UPS, there are open jobs aplenty.

The jobs including full-time, part-time positions and those flexible shifts work well for those between jobs, students, working parents or others who want to earn extra cash this holiday. Looking to try something new? Look no further.   Read More. 


How to go full time after a part-time holiday job
Your temporary job doesn’t have to get tossed out with the holiday returns. Turn your gig into something permanent.

As far as holiday traditions go, one employment practice is nearly as familiar as gift-giving and overeating: Companies always have seasonal jobs available to satisfy swelling crowds of customers.

These temporary jobs, typically lasting from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, can be a great way for you to check out the industry and test-drive the position. And if you play your cards right, you may be able to parlay that seasonal gig into a permanent job.  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. ​


​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:​​​​​​​​​​
​​​

  • Passaic CC (Wanaque Campus) – Oct. 23 & 26 – Contact Jaci Teune
  • Essex CC – Oct. 25 & 27 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Middlesex CC – Oct. 25 & 26 – Contact John Radvany
  • Brookdale CC – Oct.27 & 28 — 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.

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Two Essential Career Moves To Make Before 2018
The minute a new school year starts, the pace picks up. In France they call this period “La Rentree” — the re-entry to life after the lazy days of summer. It’s time to get serious now. 2018 is just four months away.

You can get a jump on the new year by taking two simple steps for your career — and grow your muscles at the same time!

Here are the two essential career moves to make during these last four months of 2017:

  1. Get altitude on your career — enough to make a simple career plan for 2018 (I’ll explain how to do this in a moment).
  2. Get your outward-facing persona up and running. (Keep reading!)

What do these two essential career moves mean — and what do they mean for you? Read More. 


Tips and Tricks about Body Language
Ten minutes after I meet with a coaching client for the first time, the client is facing my video camera for 60 to 90 seconds. Then we watch the video together. Differently from in real life and because we have modern technology, I can separate the impression—and the client’s image—from the spoken words. I simply turn the speakers off so I don’t get influenced by the video’s verbal content and context. This is a powerful experience, one that provides rich information. In most cases a client can use that information…  Read More. 

Ultimate Social Media Job Searching Guide

Using social media when job hunting can be a daunting process! We fully understand how difficult it can be to get your head around all the social media jargon and complexities.

This guide will clearly walk you through all the social networks, dos and don’t, showcase a wealth of amazing statistics and everything else you’ll need to have a better chance of an employment offer in your hand in no time!

Let’s do this!

Note: If you don’t have time to read the whole article today why not bookmark this page or share it to your social media account!  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. ​


​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.


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