NSCN Member Success Story: Steve

How networking helped Steve to find a new job

Steve had a successful job in the technology industry before becoming one of New Jersey’s unemployed job seekers for nearly one year. He found his age and his high salary to be obstacles that presented challenges in finding a new job. Through word of mouth, he learned about the New Start Career Network (NSCN) and sought help in getting back into the job market. He met with his Volunteer Career Coach and found that they had some excellent networking connections. 

After utilizing job search tools such as CareerBuilder, Monster, and LinkedIn along with networking strategies, he landed a technology job at an international electrical power and advanced-materials company. Steve offers the following advice to fellow members of NSCN: “Be extroverted, network, and don’t pass up any possible connections/leads.”