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1 Cumberland County College

2  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.

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4  Top 25 occupational Listing ◦ meJobsinDemand.html meJobsinDemand.html  Other Projections ◦ ndoccpj_index.html#occ ndoccpj_index.html#occ  Occupational Wage Survey ◦ eswage_index.html eswage_index.html

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7  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

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9  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

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11   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

12  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

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21  Revising your resume to emphasize certain aspects of your qualifications (e.g. a specific job or skill) ◦ Changes how you look to employers ◦ Helps Jobs4Jersey TM 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

22  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

23  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?

24  Multiple job search sites ◦ Monster, CareerBuilder, indeed, CCC career development website  Network, network, network ◦ Volunteer, internships, join organizations, attend conferences/social events  Social networks ◦ Face book, linkedin, twitter  Mentorship and Inner circles ◦ Guidance from professionals and ◦ References from close family members/friends, and inner circle

25  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

26  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

27  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

28  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

29  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

30  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

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