Thursday, May 23, 2019

Central NJ Job Fair

NEWS FROM THE GREATER RARITAN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

Employers from 24 organizations in Somerset County will take part in a free job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at 27 Warren St., Somerville.

The event will be conducted in the ground-floor conference room; free parking is available on the third and fourth floors of the parking deck next to the Warren Street building. On-street parking also is available nearby.

Businesses in the health care, technology, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and life sciences, auto, retail, construction and finance sectors will be attending the job fair, which is sponsored by the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board, the Greater Raritan One Stop Career Center and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Capitol Care, Cognizant, Delta Hotels/Marriott, Easter Seals, Fellowship Senior Living, Fiddlers Elbow Country Club, Hampton Inn, Ivoclar Vivadent, Komline Sanderson, Lupin, Masonite, Mavis Discount Tire, Micro, NJ American Water, Nordstrom Rack, Pfizer, Rath Gibson, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, SHI, Somerset County YMCA, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Unity Bank, US Census 2020 and Zeus are scheduled to take part.

“Our state and local partners are working to create a broad-based event that will connect employers and jobseekers,” said Aubrey Flanagan, planning and business services representative for the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board, which serves Somerset and Hunterdon counties. “Our mission is to help people get on the pathway to sustainable, well-paying careers, and this job fair is just one example of what we are doing as we connect different key stakeholders in the workforce world to our local community members.”

Attendees will be asked to sign in, and entrance to the space will be monitored, to ensure orderly participation and equal access during the three-hour event.

Jobseekers also can gain early entry to the job fair by attending one or more of six pre-job fair workshops being conducted in the next several weeks. Attendees of these workshops will receive a “golden ticket” allowing them early entrance to the event and access to the employers starting at 10 a.m.

Call Flanagan at 908-541-5785 or email info@thegrwdb.org to register for these two workshops:

May 29: Personal Branding, 10 – 11 a.m., Hillsborough Library, 379 S. Branch Road, Hillsborough 
·  June 4: Creating a Dynamic Job Portfolio, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 27 Warren St., Somerville, Ground Floor Conference Room
Call 908-704-3000 to register for the following workshops:
·  June 10: “Master the Art of Interviewing,” 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 27 Warren St., Somerville, 3rd Floor Conference Room 
·  June 11: JJC Top Notch Resumes I, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 75 Veterans Memorial Drive East, Somerville 
·  June 11: JJC Top Notch Resumes II, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 75 Veterans Memorial Drive East, Somerville 
·  June 14: JJC Master the Art of Networking, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 75 Veterans Memorial Drive East, Somerville
Visit www.thegrwdb.org/event/2019-somerset-county-job-fair/ for more information on the 24 participating employers and free career workshops.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Summer Work Opportunity!

My client, a well known musical instrument distributor, needs a temporary Warehouse Assistant to work with the WH Manager during their very busy period from now through October (possibly longer) in the Long Hill NJ area. Duties incl. overseeing inbound flow of instruments coming off rental as well as new merchandise, ensuring proper routing of items, loading and packing delivery vehicles for local runs, etc. Must be computer literate, lift 50+ lbs, work well with others. Any exp. and/or education in music or music technology desired but not required. 40 hours/week. Resumes to harold@smartstaff.jobs or call Harold Levin, SmartStaff Personnel at 908-508-0300, ext. 104.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Accounting Job in Union County NJ

Excellent opportunity to join our industrial client on a part-time, temporary basis assisting a Bookkeeper with Accounts Receivable and Data Entry work.  Must be fluent with QuickBooks, available 3 days per week for about 8-9 hours per shift and within local recruiting range of Hillside NJ.. Potential to convert to permanent placement in the future. Resumes to harold@smartstaff.jobs or call Harold Levin, SmartStaff Personnel, at 908-508-0300, ext.104.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Entry Level Role in Millburn NJ

Our well established client seeks a permanent addition to their team as an entry-level Payroll / HR Clerk. Primary duties will include collecting and entering data into the payroll system, setting up and maintaining a new filing system, interfacing w/department managers on HR admin needs, and assisting with payroll processing as needed. Candidates must be highly proficient w/ MS Excel and demonstrate solid organizational management skills. Salary: $35-40K w/extremely comprehensive benefits. Resumes to harold@smartstaff.jobs or call Harold Levin at 908-508-0300, ext. 104.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Recent Grads Needed in NYC!

Our client, a well known family office and business management firm that provides comprehensive services to entertainers and celebrities, is actively recruiting recent college graduates with degrees in Business Management, Finance, Communications, Marketing and related areas. Role will involve coordinating the daily business and personal needs of their clients in a concierge-like environment. Candidates must be well spoken with excellent writing skills, have a financial/mathematical aptitude, strong people management abilities, be flexible and innovative, and focused on career growth. All applicants should live within realistic commuting range of Manhattan.
Resumes to harold@smartstaff.jobs or call Harold Levin at 908-508-0300, ext. 104.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Lesson Learned

A lesson I learned as a rookie in the recruiting world over 30 years ago: There are companies who hire the talent I recruit and there are companies from which I find excellent talent!

Office Support Needed in Berkeley Heights NJ

Our client seeks an individual w/4+years Data Entry, Office Support, and Customer Service experience to fill a position requiring a high level of multitasking. Must be very organized with strong time management skills, work well in a team setting, and be very flexible to perform all tasks as needed. Proficiency with MS Word and Excel needed. This is a permanent, full-time (40 hrs.) opportunity with excellent benefits. Resumes to harold@smartstaff.jobs or call Harold Levin at 908-508-0300

Thursday, April 18, 2019

April Reminders for Resume Writing

From time to time, I feel it is important to discuss resume writing, as it is a topic that comes up frequently when speaking with coaching clients, applicants for jobs, and hiring managers.  Quite honestly, there is not such a thing as a perfect resume!  There are, however, some things you can do to make your resume work for you!

Never submit your LinkedIn Profile in lieu of an actual resume.  This makes you look lazy and unmotivated to be successful. The profiles give a snapshot of who you are but not the whole story.

While being multi-lingual is a wonderful attribute, your resume needs to be written completely in the native tongue of the country you are applying for work within.

Keeping a resume to one page is a myth. Preparing a resume of over three pages in length is not favorable either.  The key is to have enough pertinent information on page one to get the reader to continue onto the next page!

Your current contact information must be available.  If a phone number is no longer in service and the email address bounce back, most hiring managers / recruiters will not bother with snail mail.

Spellcheck can be your worst enemy.  It does not think for itself and could easily lead to embarrassing situations!  Read the resumes two or three times, have someone else read it, then read it yourself again before using it.

Never include your Social Security number on your resume! Identify theft is a growing business which you do not want to support.

There are numerous other resume tips but these came to mind today in an effort to help you think before you create!  Good luck!