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Career Quest

"I want to thank you for all the help and support you've given me recently, through the programs at NCJW-Women's Center. Everything, from the courses I've taken on job searching, to having your personal time to review my resume and provide a listening ear to my stress and offer advice on how to help me cope, has been invaluable to me.

Thank you again-I'm so thankful to people like you, who give not only with their skills, but with their hearts, and the resources that NCJW provides.

   Most Sincerely, MG

  • Do you need career direction?
  • Are you looking for a job?
  • Do you need computer skills?

The Career Quest project offers individualized career guidance to single and married women who would like to become "job-ready". The project provides individualized career planning, resume writing and interview skills, job search strategies and access to our CAREER CLOSET (career clothing for interviews). The fee for this service is $75. Reduced fees and payment plans are available if needed.

Participants are welcome to attend JOB CLUB which is our monthly informational session / support group which provides an opportunity to learn from professionals who speak about timely job readiness topics and share with others the challenges and new opportunities relating to the job search.

Call for meeting dates and time.

Our JOB READINESS program provides all these same services to women who qualify as a Displaced Homemaker (DH) client. A displaced homemaker is a woman who is separated, divorced, widowed, living with a disabled spouse, or has a spouse deployed in the military. This program is partially funded by a grant from the State of NJ, Division on Women.

The following resources are available to all Career Quest and Job Readiness clients:

  • Resume writing
  • Interview skills
  • Job search strategies and resources
  • Job placement assistance
  • Information on continuing education and training programs
  • Myers-Briggs type indicator and other career assessment tools

If you are interested in participating in our Career Quest project, please call 973-994-4994 or email us at CENTERFORWOMEN@NCJWESSEX.ORG.