Job Fair 10/24/2014

Looking for the Opportunity of a Lifetime?
This Friday, October 24th from 9am through 2pm you’re invited to join NorthEast Talent Solutions will be at the 5th Bergen County Job Fair & Career Resource Event located at Bergen Community College.
Check out our table to learn more about the opportunities that NorthEast Talent Solutions has to offer. We have positions available in areas ranging from the industrial to professional fields, and are continuously growing to offer a broader range of opportunities.
Our experienced professionals will work with you to see if one of our positions is a good fit for you. Additionally Bergen County College will be holding career seminars throughout the day to help arm you with the tools to success. We look forward to seeing you there!
Location/Traffic Pattern/Parking: Bergen Community College – 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652.  College Gymnasium, Parking Lot B
What to Bring:  Come prepared with resumes, certifications and letters of recommendation.
Sponsored By:  The County of Bergen, BCC, BCEDC, Bergen One-Stop, Bergen WIB, YWCA, LG Electronics & Bergen Record
Contact Information:
Event Contact:  Damarys M. Alvarez
E-mail:  [email protected]
Phone:  (201) 210-1087

Safety Program

At NorthEast Talent Solutions we like to play it safe, and with good reason. Hundreds of thousands of people get injured on the job each year, and we don’t want to take any chances with our employees, because talent this good is hard to find!
Since many of our valued employees work in environments with heavy machinery, we’ve decided to arm them with an invaluable defense against potential hazards: knowledge.
We’ve created a mandatory safety program that all talent will have to complete before working in a potentially dangerous environments because we believe that it’s better to never have to learn a safety lesson from experience. This new program will help minimize any on-site risks, and show individuals how to proceed safely in almost any situation.

English As a Second Language Classes start August 21st 2014

America is said to be a melting pot of culture. People from all around the world are proud to call this country their home, while reserving the right to preserve their culture and that of their ancestors. While this is a wonderful quality of our nation, sometimes it can lead to miscommunication. And when it comes to the type of work that NorthEast Talent Solutions specializes in, there’s really no room for error.
We’re excited to announce a new program to help employers and employees breach that language barrier. Starting next month we will be offering English as a Second Language to our employees at no cost. This program will run at four month intervals, after which students will receive a certificate of completion.
This new initiative will:
•Allow employers to better communicate with their employees which results in a more productive and safe environment.
•Instill confidence in employees and arm them with knowledge that will better their lives.
At NorthEast Talent Solutions we value in our talent, and believe that it is our job to ensure their success. We believe that our new ESL program will give them the best of both worlds, maintaining a link to their past, while paving a way for their futures

Social Networking to a New Career

We’re living in a digital world and when it comes to job hunting and networking, this can be both a blessing and a curse. We can find jobs more easily with the help of websites like Monster and Indeed. We’re able to reconnect with former colleagues who we’ve lost touch with. We can have a vast network right at our fingertips! The flip side of this is that all of our information and public correspondence can be up for scrutiny, so we always have to put our best face forward. There are also so many new venues to explore, that it can be difficult learning how to navigate all of these new channels.
Social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, and even Pinterest can be valuable tools for job seekers and individuals looking to network. Below are some of the top social media sites for networking.
[acc_item title=”LinkedIn”]The social network for professional networking is an obvious choice for this list. LinkedIn allows you to find and connect with professional contacts, read the latest in industry news and even apply for jobs! It’s also fantastic for students who are beginning to build their professional network.[/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”Twitter”]Twitter can be a great way to share trade news articles and give up-to-the-minute opinions about industry ideas. It is also a casual and easy way to reach out to companies and influential people you’re interested in developing a rapport with.[/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”Facebook”]Although Facebook is known to be a personal social network composed mostly of friends and family, it is also a great networking space. This site is perfect for networking because of the ability to create and join groups in a more casual environment than LinkedIn. Just remember that your photos and posts may be out in the open, so keep your profile work-appropriate too.[/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”Pinterest”]At first glance, Pinterest may seem an unlikely channel to appear in this article, but it can serve as a really powerful tool! Pinterest can be used to gather great industry resources, highlight your portfolio, and show off your personality. It’s especially helpful for creatives looking to showcase their work.[/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”Alternative Avenues”]In addition to the channels featured above, there are other sites that make connecting easy, and many are catered to a certain field or profession. For example, Behance is a great source for creatives to share their portfolios and look for jobs. Class websites like Skillshare and Lynda and Coursera are perfect for professionals who are learning new skills![/acc_item]
Despite the best intentions of these digital routes, sometimes it best to create that connection in person. If you’re on the hunt for a job or just want to connect with new faces, job fairs are a great way to get introduced to new companies and new people! NorthEast Talent Solutions holds their own job fairs, making it easy to connect with recruiters and get your career on the fast track to success!

Top Tips for Getting Hired

Whether you’re looking for a new career or trying to land your first job, the job searching process can seem daunting at first, but don’t let fear deter you from finding the job of your dreams! We’ve asked some of our most experienced staffers how they find potential candidates and what sets certain people apart from the pack.
[acc_item title=”1. Be original.”]Your cover letter and your resume are the recruiter’s first impression of you. Make them count. Use this opportunity to show off what you can bring to the company you’re applying to, and how you are uniquely equipped for handling the responsibilities of the job. Really try to capture your reader’s attention in the first paragraph of you cover letter, and keep them interested with your strong resume.[/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”2. Be respectful.”]They’ve invited you in for an interview, congrats! Remember that anyone who offers to see you is giving you a chance. Understand that there are probably other eligible candidates who are jumping at the opportunity to be in your position. Respect your interviewer’s time, and don’t be late or have your cell phone on. Just practice common courtesy, and you’ll be set![/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”3. Be prepared.”]Go into the interview with a strategy. Bring a copy of your resume with you. If you’re going in for a creative position, bring your portfolio. If you know which company you’re interviewing for, do your research. Find out anything and everything you can about this company, and come with questions![/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”4. Be professional.”]When you’re applying to a Fortune 500 company, jeans and a tee just won’t do, but they probably won’t do at any interview! Find out what the dress code is, and dress more formally than expected. Leave slang at the door, and put on your game face.[/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”5. Be passionate.”]If you want this job, be excited! An employee who is passionate about their field is more likely to be engaged in their work, which makes them more suitable for the job. Employers and recruiters are truly trying to make a perfect match for both parties, and if you already know you want to be there, then that’s one piece of the puzzle they won’t need to solve![/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”6. Be honest.”]Honesty is the best policy when it comes to interviewing, but you also have to be careful not to overshare. Try to stay positive when talking about past employers and position, and stick to the facts.[/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”7. Be confident.”]Confidence is key when you’re interviewing for a position. If you sound unsure of whether you can handle the position, they may assume you’re inexperienced. Look your interviewers in the eye, and shake their hand when you leave. A little confidence can leave a lasting impression![/acc_item]
The job-seeking process can be nerve-wracking, but it doesn’t have to be. Practice these tips, and you’ll find yourself prepared for not only your interview, but your future job as well! For more tips on how to ace your interview, check out our website!