Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) Workshop Outline

Report
Cumberland County College
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Give you ideas, new tools, and the motivation
◦ To reinvigorate your search for new employment
opportunities.
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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.
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You should have a clearer plan to focus your
job search efforts that will hopefully lead to
employment.
http://wotcnj.dol.state.nj.us/rborient/index.j
sp?sid=nj4jobs
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Top 25 occupational Listing
◦ http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/content/RealTi
meJobsinDemand.html
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Other Projections
◦ http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/employ/indoccpj/i
ndoccpj_index.html#occ
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Occupational Wage Survey
◦ http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/employ/oeswage/o
eswage_index.html
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
http://www.careerinfonet.org/
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Career Exploration Assistance
Career Search and Advisement
◦ Resume Writing
◦ Interview Skills
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Employability Check up
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Labor Market Information
Input Requested Wages and Area
Input Requested Job title
Provides More Concentrated Data than NJDOL
website
http://www.careerinfonet.org/explore/View.
aspx
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Many higher paying careers are demanding
for at least a 2 year degree!!!!
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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
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http://www.njtrainingsystems.org/
Provides the list of college courses
Projected cost of programs
A total number of credits
◦ May increase or decrease
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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
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Application Process
◦ $25 fee
◦ Accuplacer
 Placement of math, english, and reading
◦ FASFA – financial aid process
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Speak with Advisors about programs
◦ PACE department
 Certifications and professional development
◦ Academic Advisors
◦ Career Advisor
 Resume Writing
 Interview skills
A Preferred Site for Claimants
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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.
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Value of applying for all 4 and 5 star job
matches
◦ The greatest chance for opportunities
◦ The best match for qualifications
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The global economy causes applicants to
market themselves more creatively
◦ Must go beyond simply posting resumes online and
waiting for feedback
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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
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Planning (cont)
◦ How to approach the networking process
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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?
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Multiple job search sites
◦ Monster, CareerBuilder, indeed, CCC career
development website
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Network, network, network
◦ Volunteer, internships, join organizations, attend
conferences/social events
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Social networks
◦ Face book, linkedin, twitter
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Mentorship and Inner circles
◦ Guidance from professionals and
◦ References from close family members/friends, and
inner circle
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Attend social events
◦ Happy hours, outings, sporting events, etc
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Visit businesses and organizations to offer
services
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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
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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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