Learn how to answer the top 10 interview questions

The Interview Guys

Mr. Weldon Montague of  the Department of Labor and Workforce Development in Newark, New Jersey shared this video and advice:

Many of my job seekers need to become much more savvy in the art of interviewing. The difference between getting hired or not may strongly depend on how well you answer questions at your interview, so if you are seriously seeking employment, watch and learn.

Snow shoveling work at Meadowlands for winter 2014–Interviews Mon 11/24 @ Masonic Temple Paterson

snow shoveling at MetLife Stadium

METLIFE STADIUM SNOW REMOVAL (occasional, on demand work)
Compensation: $10-14 per hour
Interviews Mon 24 Nov 2014 6-9PM at Masonic Temple, Paterson NJ

Job Description:
Snow removal employees needed to work after all major snow events at MetLife Stadium during the winter season between NOVEMBER 2014 and JANUARY 2015.

Snow Removal is physically demanding and may take place in cold, wet and miserable conditions, including, but not limited to snow storm events. Ideal candidate must be physically fit, have the proper clothing to stay dry and be able to work for an extensive period of time. Lunch Breaks and Warm Up Breaks will be provided in Indoor Stadium Box Areas between work sessions. Successful candidate must also be a self- starter and be committed to safety at all times. Please visit our website and watch “what to expect while shoveling” www.9733571700.com.

Free Transportation To the Job:
Free Transportation to work at the stadium will be provided from WAYNE, PATERSON, PASSAIC, SOMERSET, BOUND BROOK, NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEWARK & HACKENSACK locations in New Jersey.

Job Requirements:
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Willing to work in freezing weather conditions
• Willing to work on call with flexible availability

Compensation:
$14.00 an hour for shoveling time and $10.00 for wait time (the time prior to when you begin shoveling).

How do I apply?
Interviews will be held Monday November 24th at Masonic Temple, 224 Broadway, Paterson NJ 07501 from 6-9pm. Workers are being pre-qualified and registered.

The hiring of snow removal employees is being handled by Staff Right Solutions, recruiter for Canete snow removal.

Websites that may benefit people with criminal backgrounds

FYI

FYIWebsites with resources that may help people with criminal backgrounds get back to work and on their feet.
hard2hire.com/ex_offenders
xamire.com/felony-friendly/new-jersey
hirenetwork.org/content/new-jersey
nationalreentryresourcecenter.org

Resumé help for veterans

Military PersonnelThe US Chamber of Commerce offers a resumé creation tool to help veterans translate military skills to terms that will help them get jobs when they re-enter civil society.

The Personal Branding Resume Engine will help you translate your military service record into a strong resume. The skills and experience you gained as a Servicemember can make you a great employee. However, it’s crucial to help potential employers understand how. With input from Fortune 500 human resources (HR) consultants, the Resume Engine will help you get your job search off to a positive start.

Give the tool a whirl and let us know if it helps!

Resources to overcome depression and mental illness

If you need a place to spend social time, a volunteer opportunity, psychotherapy, housing or vocational training, here are some resources for people challenged by depression or another form of mental illness. Please feel free to post resources you know of which aren’t listed in a comment and I’ll add them to the list after checking them out.

For US By US Self Help Center
40 North Van Brunt Street, 2nd Floor, Englewood, NJ 07631
201-541-1221
Hours: Monday-Friday 1-5pm
What it is: This program is a place where people dealing with a mental health issue of any type can spend time to socialize or spend quiet time in a place away from home. Activities take place that you can join if you like. The center is pretty much run by peers with professional oversight in the background.
Who can participate: You may self-qualify to participate.
Admission requirements: Drop-ins welcome – just show up. Feel free to ask a friend to bring you by.
Work/volunteer opportunities:

  • Volunteering: can help out immediately and after a few weeks, can sign up to be on the scheduled volunteer rotation.
  • Paid positions: after volunteering for a while, people can qualify for a paid position when one opens up.

Crossroads to Wellness at Care Plus NJ
610 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652
201-265-1233 careplusnj.org/pages/3087/index.htm
What it is: A program which provides rapid access to comprehensive and intensive mental health services, integrated with self-directed wellness and recovery tools.
Who can participate: All Bergen County Residents
Admission requirements: Must be in acute need of mental health services or transitioning out of a long-term facility.
Friendship House
125 Atlantic Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
201-488-2121 njfriendshiphouse.org
What it is: Support and training for mentally ill or behaviorally challenged individuals in need of vocational rehabilitation, group therapy, workplace reintegration skills and assistance, job coaching.
Work/volunteer opportunities:

  • Supportive in-house workplace environment available on site. Pay commensurate with an individuals’ productivity level
  • Friendship House programs include
    Computer training, culinary classes, maintenance work and clerical training. Social groups, therapy groups, beauty classes, diet classes, diabetes management, groups for young people diagnosed with Asperbergers or on autism spectrum
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