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Giving Thanks and Reenergizing Your Job Search

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:41 AM
Tags: networking, interviewing, job search

Do you often feel that you are running at full speed with your job search and don’t have time to take a step back and reflect?  You’re networking regularly, applying to job postings and being as flexible as you possibly can in scheduling interviews.  When is there time for you to take a break, recharge and reflect?  Thanksgiving is a great time for you to stop and be thankful for the people that you’ve met and what you’ve accomplished with your job search to date.



Ways to Attract Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Tags: networking, job search

LinkedIn is a key social networking site for job seekers and career explorers. It allows you to tap into and grow a network of contacts who can help you connect with other LinkedIn members and increase the likelihood you’ll be found by recruiters and other potential employers. We suggest that you look for more ways recruiters can find job seekers like you.



Dos and Don’ts for Job Fairs

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Tags: job fair, interviewing, networking, job search

You need to go to job fairs with the right attitude, right materials and professional image to be successful. Sure, you hope to go in, get interviewed on site and land a job. And that’s great if it happens, but if not, don’t be discouraged. The focus of job fairs is to come away with job leads. Getting at least a few good job leads is time well spent.



Know Proper Email Etiquette for Job Search

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Tags: interviewing, networking, job search

Emailing has become the standard way in which people communicate with one another. According to Taylor Wright in 5 Email Etiquette Tips for Job Seekers , most recruiters prefer sending and receiving emails because it’s easier to keep a record of contacts. Recruiters could get hundreds of emails every day, and small mistakes can instantly remove you from the list of job candidates.



Informational Interviews Boost Job Search

Posted on September 03, 2014 at 2:12 PM
Tags: networking, job search

If your job search has stalled or needs a boost you can get back on track by setting up some informational interviews, meetings with employers or professional within a specific industry.



Six Tips for Job Seekers to Stand Out with LinkedIn

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Author: Mike Lang Tags: job search, social media, networking

LinkedIn has been gaining attention as a key tool for job search. Unfortunately, many LinkedIn users fail to maximize this social media tool's true strengths. An excellent profile and a healthy network of connections are necessary, but they should be considered the first steps. LinkedIn is a job search tool that helps job seekers be successful because it is so much more than a place to deposit their resumes and wait for calls or emails. This is a place to network, build a reputation, find new connections, and gain recognition for the skills you have.

Tools to Lift Your Back-to-School Job Search

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 2:54 PM
Tags: job search, social media, networking

It’s almost September. The time that children return to school, equipped with new clothes, new backpacks and new supplies. And now could be the perfect time for you to start fresh on your job search as well. Whether you are trying to move up the corporate ladder or are beginning a job hunt, this could be the perfect time for you to achieve career success.



Get Creative with Business Cards

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:59 AM
Tags: job search, interviewing, networking

Having a business card is perfect for networking at informal parties, meetings and chance encounters, anytime when the person you meet doesn’t wish to have a copy of your resume but is interested in helping you with your job search.  

But once you’ve put the content together, you’ll want your business card to stand out. That’s where getting creative with business cards can help.



Networking with Business Cards

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 3:36 PM
Tags: job search, networking

The business card is a necessity of networking. Not everyone will want a copy of your resume when you meet them, especially if it's at a professional networking mixer, a social function or even a party at your brother-in-law's home. That's where the business card comes in.



Employment Services for MN Military Veterans

Posted on July 09, 2014 at 10:14 AM
Tags: career planning, veterans, networking, job search, job fair

If you’re a veteran seeking a new job or career in Minnesota, you can benefit from specialized employment and training services offered through Minnesota WorkForce Centers. As a former or current member of the U.S. military, you’ll receive priority for services, no matter your era of service.

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