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The magic behind the scenes: Event planners pull the levers

Posted on July 01, 2015 at 8:00 AM

It’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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For former offenders there's New Leaf

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: interviewing, job search

Job interviews can make many job seekers nervous. For people with less than perfect job histories or former offenders the prospect of a job interview can be even more daunting. How should you answer questions about your spotty work record? How do you handle questions that home in on your past criminal activity?

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Construction industry booming – Attend industry hiring events

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: job search, interviewing, workforce

If you’re interested in a job in the construction industry or considering industries to target your job search, we urge you to attend the upcoming construction industry onsite hiring events in Bloomington and Rochester. This industry offers a range of career opportunities, everything from field to professional, that pay high wages. And you don’t need an expensive four-year college degree to land a job.

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Get ready for MN Vets Career Fair – July 15

Posted on June 03, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: veterans, job fair, job search

The Minnesota Veterans Career Fair, the largest event of its kind in the state, is on deck for Wed., July 15. And if you’re a U.S. military veteran seeking a job or career, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with employers and educational institutions and attend job search workshops.

But it’s not enough to just show up if you’re seriously looking for a new position.

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A word to teens entering the job market: Engage your support system

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: job search

The summer labor market for teens has changed dramatically in recent years.

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What every employer wants

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM
Tags: job search, resumes

Preparing for a job interview can be time-consuming and nerve-wracking. Instead of spending all that energy preparing answers for every imaginable interview question, use a larger lens. Ask yourself: "If I were the hiring manager, what are the qualities I'd need to see in a person before I’d be willing to say, 'You're hired'?"

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9 Tips for College Seniors Looking for That First Job

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 11:37 AM

Sure, it's tough to get a job today, especially as a new college graduate. You invested a lot of money and incurred a bunch of debt to become more employable.

Although the odds may seem stacked against you without any real work experience, you do have assets employers are seeking: a fresh perspective, willingness to learn and loads of energy. Your strong technology skills are also a plus.

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Health Care Hiring Event Set for May 12

Posted on May 06, 2015 at 2:35 PM
Author: Workforce Development Representative Irene Connors Tags: Twin Cities, job fair

If you’re a job seeker interested in learning more about the health care field, mark your calendar for a health care on-site hiring event in Bloomington on Tuesday.

The event features a panel of experts who will discuss health care careers and a job fair featuring more than 20 employers.

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Finding military-friendly jobs using MinnesotaWorks.net

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: jobs, veterans

MinnesotaWorks.net, the state’s largest job bank, uniquely helps military service members connect with good-fit employers:  The military-friendly job posting.

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