Weekly Job Byte

You might be more qualified for that job than you think

No degree? No experience?

No problem.

With employers struggling to find workers in an ever-tightening labor market, many are hiring job candidates for both white- and blue-collar jobs who lack skills or experience deemed essential just a few years ago.

“Companies aren’t going for 100% of the job description,” says Paul McDonald, senior executive director of staffing firm Robert Half. “They’re going for approximately 70% to 75% of the job description but they’re going with individuals who have high potential and are a good cultural fit.” Read More. 


​Job Market Heating Up 
Heating up. Significant job growth. Optimism about the economy. Across the country, Express Employment Professionals office owners are reporting positive signs from their local communities. And when asked to describe the current employment environment, they offer many reasons for hope, as well as concern about the lack of available workers.
It’s a worker’s market, according to Terri Greeno, Crystal Lake, Illinois, Express office owner. 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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10 Jobs That Still Can’t Find Enough Qualified Employees
Finding a job is never an easy thing to do, especially given the past decade or so of economic instability. Even with the unemployment rate having remained low and near full-employment for the past couple of years, there still isn’t a lot of confidence among many Americans. But there are good signs out there — the number of job vacancies in certain sectors is huge, and there are tons of jobs hiring.

The problem is that people don’t want them, evidently. Employers are, surprisingly enough, having trouble attracting candidates. That means job vacancies are very high for certain industries, while people can’t seem to get their foot in the door in others. Read More.

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Top 15 upcoming jobs to look out for this fall
The summer is almost over, and it’s time to start thinking about packing away the swimsuit and pulling the business-wear back out of the closet. If you don’t already have a job lined up for this coming fall—or are thinking that it might be time for a career change—you don’t have to worry that nothing’s out there. Quite a few industries are thriving, and looking to hire this fall. Here are 15 of them. Read More. 

HireLifeScience.com Career Fair
On September 26, 2017 HireLifeScience.com will be hosting our annual HireLifeScience.com Career Fair. The HireLifeScience.com Career Fair 2017 will take place at Raritan Center – New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, NJ. There will be no recruiting agencies participating in this event, making it one of the few times candidates will meet exclusively with direct employers from the life science industries. This means direct access with the exact contacts that will do the interviewing and no middle men! Click here to register.

Manufacturing Is a Bright Spot in a Subdued Jobs Report
At the sprawling Mack Trucks factory here, the last of the workers laid off in 2016 after sales slowed down are back on the line, and for the first time in years, the company is hiring new employees.

The turnabout in the Lehigh Valley, whose shuttered factories inspired Billy Joel’s elegiac 1980s song “Allentown,” was evident more broadly on Friday,… 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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These Are 3 of the Worst Job Interviews
Job interviews are nothing if not nerve-wracking. Most of the time, they end up not being nearly as bad as you imagined. But sometimes they really are that terrible – or even worse than you thought they could go. U.S. News asked people for their worst interviewexperiences, recounted below:

The one where you don’t get the job but then have to train your replacement. 

Shana Westlake was freelancing for a large media company as an associate producer. She pushed to be considered for it full time, since she was covering for someone who left. She got a chance to interview for the job with two of her then supervisors, but it seemed they didn’t know her at all. 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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  • Essex CC – Sept. 19 & 21 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Middlesex CC – Sept. 20 & 21 – Contact John Radvany
  • County College of Morris – Sept 20 & 28 – 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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Tech Update: Recruiting Trends 2017

Are YOU prepared for the 4 Hiring Trends?
In a quickly-moving technological landscape, it has become more important than ever for companies to remain at the forefront of the latest trends in recruitment and selection processes, not only to stay relevant, but to get ahead of their competitors. New technology is the best way to better engage candidates and jobseekers, sparking engagement on the platforms they interact with daily. With constant innovation, however, it can be difficult to stay abreast of new tech while remaining focused on best-fit technology for recruitment and sourcing. Here, we take a look at the best of the best of HR tech: what are these new technologies? How are they working? What can we learn from them?  Here are four modern methods of recruitment and selection that have gained popularity this year. Read More. 

How to land a job despite bad credit
If you’re job hunting, you expect hiring managers to check your resume.

But you shouldn’t be surprised if potential employers delve into another aspect of your personal life — your financial history — and turn you down if they don’t like what they see.

That’s why job seekers should know their rights when companies start to scrutinize their credit reports and. . . 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. ​


The 20 N.J. industries that hired the most people last year
New Jersey’s private sector gained roughly 65,000 employees and 6,000 new establishments between 2015 and 2016, in line with the national average. It’s an improvement over the previous year, where the economy grew by only 55,000 jobs.

But annual wages increased slower here than in the rest of the country — residents gained an extra $429 per year, compared to the national average of $627.
Service-related industries dominate the state, employing nearly nine out of 10 New Jersey workers, while the manufacturing industry has experienced a long-term decline. By sector, education and health services gained the most employees, followed by professional services and the trade, transportation and utilities sector.

But what specific industries had the most growth? NJ Advance Media compared private industry data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn what industries gained the most employees from 2015 to 2016. 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:​​​​​​​​​​
​​

  • Brookdale CC – Sept. 15 & 16 – Contact John Radvany
  • Essex CC – Sept. 19 & 21 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Middlesex CC – Sept. 20 & 21 – Contact John Radvany
  • County College of Morris – Sept 20 & 28 – 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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Why Google for Jobs Is a Total Game Changer for Recruiters, Employers, and Job Sites

What Exactly is Google For Jobs?

Google For Jobs builds on the Google Cloud Jobs API, released in November.

According to Google, the API “uses machine learning to understand how job titles and skills relate to one another and what job content, location, and seniority are the closest match to a jobseeker’s preferences.”

The API can be purchased by companies to help them recruit better candidates on their job boards and websites.

Though still early, Google has seen promising results. Read More. 


What The Older, Long-Term Unemployed Need
An Article Featuring NSCN – An RTWNJ Partner
Job openings are at a record high and the unemployment rate has edged down to 4.3%, a 16-year low. But it’s a very different story for older unemployed Americans, especially ones out of work for over six months — the long-term unemployed.

A stunning 33% of job seekers ages 55 and older are long-term unemployed, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute.  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.


New Ways to Job Hunt in the Digital Age
Based on the newest report regarding job trends conducted by Glassdoor, there are nearly 6 million available jobs at the moment. Unemployed individuals can assist their job search by registering with a recruitment agency in Ipswich. A&S Recruitment explains what you need to know and how to help you secure that position.

Expect to Take Evaluations

Based on the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology, 13 percent of employers use personality evaluations. Around 2.5 million individuals take the Meyer-Briggs evaluations every year, and 89 out of the Fortune 100 companies use it. The managing director of CEB Talent Assessment for the U.K. and Ireland, Nick Shaw, explained the design of the behavioural and cognitive tests. He says that these were made to search for the right person that has the right skills to fit a company. 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.

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Top 15 upcoming jobs to look out for this fall

The summer is almost over, and it’s time to start thinking about packing away the swimsuit and pulling the business-wear back out of the closet. If you don’t already have a job lined up for this coming fall—or are thinking that it might be time for a career change—you don’t have to worry that nothing’s out there. Quite a few industries are thriving, and looking to hire this fall. Here are 15 of them. Read More. 

How to Break Into the Health IT Field
In the early days of his health IT career, Frank Myeroff implemented a new software package for a medical practice dealing with gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. “This new technology was basically a camera, but it was higher definition, higher quality, much smaller and much easier to control. They could see things they couldn’t see before,” he remembers.

Because the system was new, Myeroff wanted to be present to provide training or fix any bugs. 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. ​


​9 High-Paying Jobs That Require Little or No Experience
If you’re a new college graduate, or you’re looking to try a totally different career, you may be feeling a mixture of excitement and fear. Getting your feet wet in a brand new field is a big step. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get your foot — or even a toe — in the door. A common dilemma faced by many recent graduates or career changers is the fact that it’s hard to get a job without experience. But how do you get the skills if no one will hire you? Since many employers are reluctant to train new hires on the job, it can be an uphill battle.

If you find yourself in this predicament, don’t give up. There are some careers that pay handsomely even if you don’t have years of related work experience and advanced education under your belt.   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.

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CareerOneStop
Your source for career exploration, training & jobs.

We have been asked more times that we can count what kind of training do I need for XX job. What are in demand jobs? Does this job have a living wage?

CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources. There are areas for career exploration, occupation profiles, training necessary and resources for almost every life situation. You can even sign up for their quarterly newsletter.  Visit the CareerOneStop.


New Jersey Demand Occupation List
The State of New Jersey offers a website that provides local job information. Find occupations “in demand” across the state.

​The Demand Occupations List brings together information about current job openings, trends, and projections in employment and labor supply, and other current indicators of the labor market.  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. ​


US Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Jobseeker/Worker Resources

This websites offers a variety of resources for jobseekers including: Occupational Outlook Handbook; Career Information; Career Outlook and more.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant. A good overall resource.  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.

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Here’s why you didn’t land the job after acing those interviews

When 26-year-old Alyssa Jeffers interviewed for a full-time community manager role at a marketing agency in January, she met with three senior-level employees as well as human resources.

Everything looked promising. They took her on a tour of their Morristown, N.J. office, pointing out where her desk would be and talked about the vacation day policy, not to mention her salary.

“I immediately sent a thank you email when I got home and mentioned that I was looking forward to hearing from them later in the week.”

Then, crickets. 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. ​


10 ridiculously smart questions you should ask in a job interview
In a crowded job market, the last thing you want to be is forgettable.

Yet people do it every day with this one mistake: not asking any questions in a job interview.

The mistake is understandable. You’ve been so busy preparing to answer questions, that you’re forgetting to show the curiosity that lets interviewers see what you really want to know.  Read More


​15 Ways to Describe Yourself in an Interview
“How would you describe yourself?” It’s an interview question you should anticipate and practice so you can put your best foot forward.

In just about every interview, the interviewer asks the question, “How would you describe yourself?” While this is something that should be anticipated and practiced, many job seekers overlook the importance of this question and fail to take the time to formulate the right answers.

Moreover, when describing ourselves, we should approach our answers in an honest, candid manner. Even though some answers are laid out below, always ensure that you phrase these in our own words; authenticity is important.

To better give you some guidance, here are 15 ways to describe yourself for your next interview:
“I would say I’m…”  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:​​​​​​​​​​
​​

  • Essex CC – Aug. 15 & 17 – Contact Monica Rock
  • Middlesex CC – Aug. 23 & 24 – Contact John Radvany
  • County College of Morris – Aug. 15 & 22 – Contact Jaci Teune
  • Brookdale CC – Aug. 25 & 26 – 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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