2022 is here! As the year begins the COVID 19 pandemic is still very much in play, and new variants continue to pose serious challenges. There is a small glimmer of light at the end of the of the tunnel. While there are still restrictions in place, we can still return to doing some of […]
The staff of the Greater Paterson OIC would like to congratulate Aura Lopez on her remarkable accomplishments in our Small Business and Office Management training program. Aura came into our training program seeking to make a career change. She has a passion for business and wanted to strengthen her skills in order to pursue better […]
Article written by Germaine James. (posted by Hollis Nelson) The slogan of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) is “Driving Is a Privilege Not a Right.” While that may be true, there are several benefits to the privilege of obtaining your driver’s license that are worth the effort. First, a New Jersey Driver’s license […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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:
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/
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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.” […]
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 […]
[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 […]
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 […]
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 […]