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It's All Negotiable

Posted on August 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: job search, interviewing

Nervous employeeIf you’re queasy just thinking about negotiating your salary, you aren't the only one.

A poll by the Society of Human Resource Management found that nearly 80 percent of those surveyed expressed that they didn't like to discuss money or negotiate employment terms. There’s a gender divide, too.

By not pushing for more, you might be leaving a lot of money on the table. Here are four strategies for successful salary negotiations.

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Metro WorkForce Center Hosts Health Care Hiring Event

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Tags: job fair, job search

StethoscopeAre you interested in working in the health care industry? Maybe you’re already working in the field and looking for a different position.

Boost your job search by meeting with employers at a health care career exploration session and a Healthcare On-Site Hiring Event at the Minnesota WorkForce Center – Hennepin South, 4220 W. Old Shakopee Road (France Avenue and Old Shakopee Road), Suite 100, Bloomington.

The events will be held on Tuesday, August 18. Tim O’Neill, a regional analyst at DEED; Keisha Powell, Fairview Health Services; Erin Buie, Care Providers; and Deb Smith, Mayo Clinic will discuss health care employment opportunities and career paths.

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MinnesotaWorks.net and Accessibility

Posted on August 12, 2015 at 9:14 AM
Tags: job search, workforce

Magnifying glassThe Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development requires its websites, including MinnesotaWorks.net, the state’s largest job bank, to be accessible. Websites are tested for JAWS (a program that reads back to the user) and other screen readers used by customers who have visual impairments.

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Career Fair Preparedness

Posted on August 04, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: job fair

Checking off items on a list

Here are nine things you can do to prepare for the Diversity Career Fair on Thurs., Aug. 6:

1. Read Things to Do to Get Ready for Career Fairs.

2. Search for tips about job fairs on the archive for MinnesotaWorks.net blog by selecting the job fair tag (right side of the webpage).

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Diversity Career Fair Set for August 6

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: job fair, job search

St. Paul-Ramsey County WorkForce CenterThe Ramsey County St. Paul WorkForce Center and about 100 employers will welcome job seekers to the WorkForce Center, located in the Hamline Midway neighborhood at 540 N. Fairview Ave. The event is free to job seekers.

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25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: job search, workforce

Sign that reads rehabilitationThe Americans with Disabilities Act, the landmark legislation that extended civil rights protections and promoted greater opportunity, access and equality to millions of Americans with disabilities, was signed into law 25 years ago on July 26. Join State Services for the Blind and other groups in celebrating this milestone event at the Minnesota History Center on Sunday, July 26.

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The Benefits of Hiring Bilingual Employees

Posted on July 15, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: workforce

Multilingual work team

Bilingual employees offer employers many advantages.

Studies have found that people who can speak more than one language enhance the workplace; these individuals are often skilled multitaskers with impressive communication skills. Bilingual employees can also make the workplace more productive for others.

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Job search workshops at the Veterans Career Fair

Posted on July 08, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: veterans, job fair

Image of American flagIn between visits to a record number of 170 employer exhibits at the Veterans Career Fair, here’s how to make your job search even more effective. 

Try a workshop. Three are scheduled. Take them all in before the Career Fair is over.

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The magic behind the scenes: Event planners pull the levers

Posted on July 01, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Woman working at a deskIt’s the season of job fairs, art fairs, weddings, graduations and reunions of all kinds. 

Ever think about what it takes to pull off an event of this magnitude and potential impact? 

Organizing an event of any size takes nearly superhuman powers.

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Finding great employees through MinnesotaWorks.net

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: job search

Have you ever wondered if Minnesota employers use MinnesotaWorks.net, the state’s largest job bank, to recruit new employees – and not just browse resumes?

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