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– Harvey J. Nutter

Executive Director of the Greater Paterson OIC

Overcoming Your “Great Wave”

Overcoming Your “Great Wave”

Article is posted by Hollis Nelson, written by Sergio Abrams So, you say today is the day you’re going to do it. You’re finally going to start your own business and become the successful businessperson you want to be. But wait, didn’t you say that yesterday? In fact, you’ve been starting a business for years […]

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Earn More Money with New Skills

Earn More Money with New Skills

Earning more money can be as simple as assessing ALL of your skill sets. Let me know your thoughts about acquiring new skill sets?

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Why Everyone Should Learn Entrepreneurship

Why Everyone Should Learn Entrepreneurship

“The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing”. Thomas Aquinas One of the biggest misconceptions around learning the principles of entrepreneurship is that it is only for those considering starting and running […]

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The Importance of Entrepreneurship Training

The Importance of Entrepreneurship Training

It has always been the position of the Greater Paterson OIC that entrepreneurship education has a place in workforce development for youth and adults. In this post, we share a panel conversation that discusses the importance of this education. Certiport is the host of this conversation. Certiport is the administrator of the Entrepreneurship and Small […]

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Developing One of Our Most Important Skills.

Developing One of Our Most Important Skills.

Most of the people I know had a great sense of relief and renewed hope when 2020 ended. I am confident that I am not alone in saying it was one of the most challenging years of my life. Of course, the elephant in the room was the COVID-19 pandemic, but there were other issues […]

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3 Keys to Building an Effective Team

3 Keys to Building an Effective Team

“Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” –Vince Lombard   The importance of teamwork today is something that cannot be overstated. Teams exist in a broad spectrum of environments. You will find teams functioning in business whether working remotely or in […]

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The “Secret” of Success

The “Secret” of Success

Countless books and articles have been written on the subject of success. Many of them entice readers by teasing that they have the “Secrets of Success”. However, if we are honest with ourselves, most of us would confess that we know what it takes to succeed in virtually any endeavor. There is no “secret” to […]

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How to Engage in Positive Change

How to Engage in Positive Change

At the time of this post our country is in a very interesting place; a crossroads if you will. We are still in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, but in addition to that, in reaction to the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, protest against systemic racism, police brutality, and social […]

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Why Entrepreneurship Training Should be Included in Workforce Development

Why Entrepreneurship Training Should be Included in Workforce Development

One of the most overlooked categories in Workforce Development, especially as it relates to low-income and underserved populations, is teaching the general principles of entrepreneurship. In this sector most services tend to lean towards employment training, adult basic education, English as a Second Language (ESL), along with standard job searching and resume development assistance. These […]

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Preparing for the Post-Pandemic World of Work

Preparing for the Post-Pandemic World of Work

There are few people who would deny that the COVID19 pandemic has changed our lives in dramatic and profound ways. One of those changes in particular is in the employment sector. I am deeply saddened by the millions of people who have been forced to file for unemployment as a direct result of this pandemic. […]

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Mike Dominguez

Mike Dominguez

Another Greater Paterson Student Achieving at high levels!

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7 practices to help speed up job search

7 practices to help speed up job search

When an individual has spent some time looking for a new work, it can be easy to get into a rut, especially if that perfect job hasn’t come along. Worse yet, the few interviews that came your way did not result in a job offer. There is no reason to panic. Changing your tactics and being more proactive can change your luck and land you that job.

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A Plan for Success

A Plan for Success

When Jazmin Oquendo arrived at the Greater Paterson OIC, she came with a plan.

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Ruth Rivera

Ruth Rivera

Another Greater Paterson student achieving at high levels has earned certifications in...

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Chantel Cuavers

Chantel Cuavers

The challenges of single parenthood are well-known and widely documented. The impact of being a single parent effects people differently. For some it’s an excuse for underachieving and accepting a life of mediocracy. For others it can be a motivator to face the challenges and advance towards building the type of life desired. Chantel Cuavers is an example of the latter.

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Harvey J. Nutter

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Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification (ESB)

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification (ESB) … These core concepts include entrepreneurship; recognizing and evaluating opportunities; planning for, starting, and operating a business; marketing and sales; and financial management for more information go to www.gpoic.org

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Jennifer Nunez

Jennifer Nunez

The great race car driver Mario Andretti is quoted as saying, “Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”This quote sums up Ms. Jennifer Nunez nicely.

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Valicia Simon

Valicia Simon

Congratulations & Best Wishes! GPOIC's 2018 student achievement award recipient, Valicia Simon, is now gainfully employed and working in the field of finance for Passaic County.

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Wise Words from The Rock!

Goodmorning! Great speech from The Rock ..

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3 Ways to Keep Your Job Search Going

Your ultimate goal is clearly to find a job, but it’s a pretty hefty one, and as you know, a goal without a plan is just a wish. You should be doing several things in preparation for and during the job search, including: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/11/06/tips-effectively-pursuing-job-search-essay

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How to Know You’ve  Found Your Ideal Job

How to Know You’ve Found Your Ideal Job

When it comes to employment, increasing numbers of people are seeking more from their work than just collecting a paycheck. Finding work that has meaning and value is now high on the list of job seekers today. Having a process to evaluate a great job match is helpful in making that determination. There are 5 key factors that can be used to identify the ideal job. If you find yourself with less than 3 of the 5 it might be a cause for concern, and maybe time to look for a change. The 5 keys are as follows:

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Happy Monday!

Happy Monday, let’s start off the week with a motivational speech. I hope you guys are feeling great this morning. Wishing everyone a productivity and positive day. 

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Why Should You Get Certified?

Looking to get ahead in today’s competitive tech world? Now, more than ever, trainings and certifications are vital to fuel a successful career. Microsoft certification makes technology professionals more likely to get hired, demonstrate clear business impact, and advance their careers. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/certification-testimonials.aspx https://www.facebook.com/GPOIC/

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Rule of 72

The Rule of 72 is a mathematic way to determine how much our money will increase over the years. By dividing 72 by the rate of return investors can get an estimate of how much your money will double in a few years. Using the Rule of 72 can allow you to retire happily in […]

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Returning to Work After a Break is Not Impossible

Returning to your career after a break can be difficult but, with the right preparation it is achievable. Show employer in an interview that although you took a break you are committed to the business. In today’s society the biggest set back is technology. People who have been away from the working life for a […]

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Do You Know Your Rights?

The U.S. Government created strict guidelines for employers to follow when interview potential candidates. These boundaries were created for your safety and privacy. When being questioned for a position it is important to know what you are not required to answer to avoid bias in the workplace. Employers are not allowed to ask question pertaining […]

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OIC Encourages Me

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” Henry Ford “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” —Stephen Hawking “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” —Ayn Rand “The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.” […]

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Getting Interview Ready Men vs. Women

Men Dress appropriate for the position you are applying for. A fitted suit is always a safe option. It shows that you are serious no matter the task of the business. Avoid loud colors. Employers want to hear you, not your clothes. Don’t overuse your cologne. Axe is not having an interview you are. A […]

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Cover Letter

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Cover letters are to show in detail what your resume outlines. You should always have an updated cover letter regardless of whether the position you are applying for requires one. Using a template from online can make writing a cover letter easier. You can get more personal by searching up the […]

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Detailed Resume

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OIC Student Success: Ken Weston

OIC Student Success: Ken Weston

One of the things we enjoy most in our work at GPOIC is the opportunity to meet a range of interesting, talented, and motivated people; One such person is Kenneth Weston. Ken is one of the most gifted individuals we’ve had come through our organization. What we appreciate most is his ability to bounce back […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Resume Building

Developing and editing your resume can be difficult but we at Greater Paterson OIC are here to help! We wanted to make the process of building a resume easier for you, so we handpicked 5 major things employers want to see on a resume. Some would say to consider yourself a product when building a […]

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Curtis Mitchell

Curtis Mitchell

I came to Greater Paterson OIC, applied what was taught and now I am happily employed. Welder – 2017

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21 Executives Share the Daily Routines That Help Them Succeed

21 Executives Share the Daily Routines That Help Them Succeed

Routines that help you succeed! The most successful people I know make navigating business and life look easy, often because they have their crap together more than most people.

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