Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) Workshop Outline
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Cumberland County College
Give you ideas, new tools, and the motivation ◦ To reinvigorate your search for new employment opportunities.
Learn about One-Stop Career Center services ◦ What your county college can offer to help you retool for a new job ◦ About how Jobs4Jersey.com can help you with more than just online job leads.
You should have a clearer plan to focus your job search efforts that will hopefully lead to employment.
Top 25 occupational Listing ◦ http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/content/RealTi meJobsinDemand.html
Other Projections ◦ http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/employ/indoccpj/i ndoccpj_index.html#occ
Occupational Wage Survey ◦ http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/employ/oeswage/o eswage_index.html
Career Exploration Assistance Career Search and Advisement ◦ Resume Writing ◦ Interview Skills
Employability Check up ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦
Labor Market Information Input Requested Wages and Area Input Requested Job title Provides More Concentrated Data than NJDOL website
Many higher paying careers are demanding for at least a 2 year degree!!!! ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦
Transitioned into a knowledge-based economy Many employers are updating job requirements The workplace is expanding in Technology, Globalization, and Diversity Decision Making Requirement Even front line workers have to participate in such process
◦ Critical Thinking Skills
Cumberland County College
http://www.njtrainingsystems.org/ Provides the list of college courses Projected cost of programs A total number of credits ◦ May increase or decrease
Determines WIA eligibility The CCC offers most “in demand courses” ◦ Compare to the Cumberland LMI Access on Career One Stop Employability Check up NJDOL LMI
Application Process ◦ $25 fee ◦ Accuplacer
Placement of math, english, and reading
◦ FASFA – financial aid process
Speak with Advisors about programs ◦ PACE department
Certifications and professional development
◦ Academic Advisors ◦ Career Advisor Resume Writing Interview skills
A Preferred Site for Claimants
Revising your resume to emphasize certain aspects of your qualifications (e.g. a specific job or skill) ◦ Changes how you look to employers ◦ Helps Jobs4JerseyTM provide you with job leads that more closely match your skills and interests.
Value of applying for all 4 and 5 star job matches ◦ The greatest chance for opportunities ◦ The best match for qualifications
The global economy causes applicants to market themselves more creatively ◦ Must go beyond simply posting resumes online and waiting for feedback
Planning allows applicant to ◦ Determine whether to work toward remaining in the same profession or transition to another career Research Labor Market Information
◦ How to update current or train for new skills
Planning (cont) ◦ How to approach the networking process
What organization should I join? What social network I should use? How to locate volunteer/internship opportunities? How to locate jobs that pay livable salaries? Should I stay in the area or relocate? Should I use a recruiter? How to locate a mentor?
◦ Pretty much, what job search resource should I use?
Multiple job search sites
◦ Monster, CareerBuilder, indeed, CCC career development website
Network, network, network
◦ Volunteer, internships, join organizations, attend conferences/social events
◦ Face book, linkedin, twitter
Mentorship and Inner circles
◦ Guidance from professionals and ◦ References from close family members/friends, and inner circle
Volunteering and internships are critical ◦ Develop relationship with potential employers ◦ Allow you to show potential employers your skills and passion Employers typically prefer someone that knows the company over outside recruits
◦ Develop new skills and passion ◦ A positive outlook for job recruiters if applicants have job gap
Join organizations ◦ Will allow you to market yourself to potential employers ◦ Develop contacts and relationships ◦ Inside information on the profession ◦ Attend network events and workshops ◦ Certifications that will increase marketability ◦ Volunteer programs for professionals ◦ Offer benefits Advisement, newsletters, discounts, contact info of other members
Social networking is a great source! ◦ Linkedin is a business site contact networks and receive information on opportunities and events Post resume and add specialized skills that will attract other networks and potential employers Join professional-related groups
◦ Many organizations use facebook Join fan pages Find out information about future events
Use twitter to connect with networks Develop an elevator speech ◦ How to use 15 seconds to market yourself ◦ Never know who you are going to run into, even for a minute
Attend social events ◦ Happy hours, outings, sporting events, etc
Visit businesses and organizations to offer services
Use your inner circle!! ◦ Close friends/family members that can inform you of opportunities before the posting becomes public ◦ Several employers sometimes give preferences to their employees referrals Particularly their top employees
◦ Inner circles, that are executives, may have influence over hiring decisions
Mentorship can play a role as well ◦ Provides you insights on how to move up the ladder or transition to another career ◦ Teaches you how to overcome any obstacles when entering that field ◦ Can possibly connect you to the right contacts ◦ Will make an excellent references for opportunities