Find Job Openings

Employers look favorably on job seekers who know about them. They also like job seekers who know why they are a good fit. Don't apply for just any job in any career cluster. Think about the type of job you really want and go after it.

Now, spend time researching employers. How do you know which employers to research? There are two ways. One is by finding advertised job leads. The other is through searching the hidden job market by using the contacts in your network.
Here are some ways to find job leads. Once you find job leads, make sure you research each employer. Use the Targeting Employers (pdf) before you apply. Then, contact employers directly using the Employer Contact Script (pdf).

Find Advertised Jobs:

  1. Employers’ Websites 
  2. Job Boards or Job Banks: These are websites that post job openings like CareerBuilder, Monster, and Indeed.
  3. Temporary or Placement Agencies: These employment agencies find short-term and contract positions.

 Job Listing Resources

NJ Department of Labor
NJ One Stop Job Postings
Job Central
NJ One Stop Career Center
NJ Government Jobs
NJ Jobs

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