The State of New Jersey Can Help You With Your Job Search

Did you know that there are two excellent websites created by the State of New Jersey which list job opportunities?

The website of the New Jersey Department of Personnel provides information about job openings at the state, county, and municipal levels. Its step-by-step guide to the job announcement and application process arms you with a better understanding of how to launch a career in the public sector. Open job announcements can be searched alphabetically by county, title, issue date, and closing date, and each position includes education and experience requirements, salary, and other details.

Another good web site, created by the New Jersey Department of Labor, is the Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network, which touts itself as “New Jersey's Virtual One-Stop.” This site allows you to post your resume as well as scour “Real Time Jobs in Demand,” which groups jobs by training and education requirements.

A wealth of valuable information is contained in the booklet “How to Plan and Conduct an Effective Work Search Campaign” published by the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Turn to this manual for guidance on:

  • Uncovering the “hidden” job market
  • Places to find labor market and related job information
  • Effective ways to market yourself
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Preparing for, and managing, interviews

In these turbulent economic times, it’s more essential than ever to cover every base possible during your job search campaign. These three resources will help you succeed in doing so!

-Lisa S.


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