Supporting Your Job Search

Spending day after day browsing the web in search of job postings is not likely to lead to a new job.

supporting.jpgAccording to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of all jobs are found through networking—the process of developing relationships with people engaged in your prospective industry. A wide array of networking groups and job clubs exist to help you make connections to other job seekers and employers. These are often connected to faith-based institutions, community-based organizations, libraries, and the public workforce system. In addition, volunteer programs offer opportunities to network as well as to keep you engaged while you are job searching. There are plenty of opportunities all across New Jersey to help you gain that extra edge, and you might even meet a contact at your dream company along the way.

You may also want to access other services to support your job search, such as education and training, mental health counseling, financial advice, and other resources that may be available in your area to help you while you are unemployed. If you are a veteran, NSCN has also compiled some links to programs you may be interested in.