Jobs in Lakewood township, NJ

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Lakewood township Jobs At A Glance

Lakewood township At A Glance

Lakewood Township saw a 50% increase in its population between 2000–2010. It increased 34% in the previous decade. To say this is a fast growing community would be an understatement. The one thing to note about that kind of growth is the need for jobs to accommodate the steady flow of immigration. It's a good thing Lakewood Township's economy and opportunity can be depended on. Anyone looking for work here should find the following information useful. It's about the township's job market. There's also material about prepping for an interview and what makes your resume shine.

Job Market in Lakewood Township

Job Market in Lakewood Township

Lakewood Township's unemployment rate dropped a whole point in the 12 year September 2014–2015 period, landing at 5.7% from 6.7%. Average weekly salaries throughout the area were $790 compared to the national average of $1,048.Major industries are trade, transportation and utilities, education, health services, professional and business services, and government. The biggest occupations are customer service agents, retail salespersons, cooks and fast food, packers and packagers, and accountants and auditors.

Resume Tips For Lakewood township Jobseekers

Resume Tips For Lakewood township Jobseekers

Even on this website, you might find contradictory advice about writing a resume. That's because there are so many opinions, each being sound and applicable in the right situation. But there are must guidelines for success. Here are five of them.

  1. Your resume needs to be relevant. Any experiences older than a decade ages you and could imply your ways are outdated. You need to demonstrate you know how your industry functions now.
  2. Hiring managers can review hundreds of resume a day for one job. Add in the others. Keep your resume brief as possible. Make it easier for them to gauge your candidacy.
  3. Tailor every resume to the specific job. Generic resumes don't address a company's needs. They simply state what you can do. Look up "target job deconstruction" and see if that works for you.
  4. Saying you're innovative isn't as impressive as showing it. Quantify your ability to develop programs, promote cooperation and produce results that improve operations.
  5. Produce a resume that shows your goal is to work for them. That means showing a company what you have to offer. Avoid statements that imply what you're looking for and how you want to utilize your skills.

How to Find Jobs in Lakewood Township

How to Find Jobs in Lakewood Township

Prep for an interview but not so much that you stress. Not easy when you're answering questions that can border on discomforting. But if you're prepared, you can handle anything. Here are some of those questions and a good way to answer them.

  1. Where do you see yourself in five years? This gauges your ambition and vision. If you've done your research, you know the company's mission statement and how it fits in with your goals. Show how being employed there will help you grow into a leader and asset.
  2. Why should we hire you? This is a question that trips up a lot of candidates. Too many talk about what they want (a job, the pay). Instead, sell what you have to offer. You solve problems, you know and understand the industry, your track record demonstrates a positive attitude and you manage stress well.
  3. What didn't you like about your last job? Never say anything negative about any employer. Make the issue about needing new challenges. You want to spend less time with paperwork and more working with people, or your research showed this company was going in a direction that aligns with your strengths.
  4. Tell me about a problem you had at work and how you handled it. Behavioral questions test your ability to work with others and solve issues. Don't feel like answering it implies you screw up. Use a CARs situation — Challenge, Action, Results. The idea is to show you might make a mistake, but you're quick to fix it.
  5. Do you have any questions for me? The answer should always be "Yes," and they shouldn't be about salary or benefits. Have questions ready beforehand and jot some down as you interview. Extending the interview for this shows your strong interest in the company and the position.