Monthly Archives: February 2014

SCSEP provides free, paid training to people over 55

By Barbara Perone  If you are over 55, want to find work, and qualify, you may be eligible to join an American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) employment training/placement program, if its enrollment period is still open. The free program, … Continue reading

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Where do you see yourself in five years?

By Arlene O’Reilly  No matter what age we are, whether we are working on not, we all dread this particular interview question. Many of us feel stumped by it and cannot begin to think of an appropriate response. “It’s a … Continue reading

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So, have you found a job yet?

By Barbara Perone If you have been unemployed for a while, you know how this question can make you cringe whether you hear it from family, friends, acquaintances, or former co-workers. To me, that question seems equally as insensitive as … Continue reading

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Walk me through your résumé

By Barbara Perone If an interviewer or hiring manager makes this request during a job interview, first, relax then take a minute or two to tell the person a few pertinent stories – not your entire life story. Though this … Continue reading

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Unemployment income tax form available online

By Barbara Perone You have to go online to access the state income tax form you need to report your unemployment benefits for 2013 because you won’t be receiving it in the mail. Form 1099-G shows the total taxable unemployment … Continue reading

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Prevent unsolicited calls/charges to your cell phone

By a PSGCNJ Contributor This month, telemarketing companies will be able to access all cell phone numbers. That means anyone who has a cell phone will receive sales calls and telemarketing companies will be able to charge you for those … Continue reading

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Garage owner helps PSGCNJ member land dream job

By Barbara Perone If he hadn’t had a casual conversation with a garage owner, Kevin Sorensen may have never landed his dream job. “You never know where your next job will come from,” says the PSGCNJ member. He explained that … Continue reading

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