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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.



Finding the Right Cultural Fit with Prospective Companies

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM
Tags: interviewing, career planning

When searching for a new job, a lot of emphasis is put on finding a job that complements your specific skills and accomplishments. However, an equal amount of emphasis should be placed on finding an employer with a work culture that fits your personality. 



Reasons Why You Won’t Get a Job Offer

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:40 PM
Tags: interviewing, education, job search

Some job seekers have told us that they have had several interviews, but they can’t get a job offer. They’re disappointed and want to know what has been going wrong. And getting feedback from interviewers can be difficult – employers might not respond to emails or calls from job seekers. If you think you were a good fit for the job and interviewed well, you might ask yourself what to do next. You’ll want to learn how you can improve your chances to get a job offer.



Assistance for MN Veterans Seeking Jobs

Posted on November 05, 2014 at 2:07 PM
Tags: veterans, job search

If you’re a veteran who is seeking a civilian job, know there’s a great place to go to for help: Minnesota WorkForce Centers. Current or former members of the military, no matter their era of service, receive priority of services there.



Tips to Overcome Job Search Fears

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Tags: job search

Halloween is Friday, so it seems like a good time to talk about fear. Being scared can be fun at Halloween, but that’s typically not true with your job search. Making new connections, going to new places and meeting new people can make anyone apprehensive. And some people delay their job search because they are afraid of failing. “What will the person speaking with me be like?” “What if he or she doesn’t seem to like me?” “Do I look good enough?” “What if I can’t think of an answer to a question?” We’re sure you can think of more questions like these.



DEED Launches New Manufacturing and Bioscience Microsites for Job Seekers

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Tags: bioscience, job search, manufacturing

DEED and its partners have launched two new microsites to help job seekers looking for manufacturing or bioscience jobs. The mn-manufacturing.jobs microsite contains only manufacturing jobs while mn-bioscience.jobs contains only those for bioscience.These microsites are mobile-enabled and search engine optimized and have social media-sharing capabilities. Job seekers can email job openings, tweet them, share them in LinkedIn and more.



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.



Interview Tips for Blind, Visually Impaired or DeafBlind Job Seekers

Posted on October 08, 2014 at 1:55 PM
Author: Lisa Larges Tags: interviewing, job search

A job interview can be stressful for anyone, but for job seekers who are blind or visually impaired, the job interview can present extra challenges. The workforce team at State Services for the Blind (SSB), part of DEED, offers some simple tips to help blind, visually impaired and DeafBlind job seekers ace the interview.



Follow Up On Your Resume

Posted on October 01, 2014 at 2:31 PM
Tags: job search, interviewing, resumes

It’s great to find a job posting that’s the perfect fit for your skills and interests. So you apply, and wait for a response that may or may not come. Most job seekers don’t get a response from a submitted resume. But we think you can improve your chances of getting that job interview by following four rules set out by Don Goodman. 



Knowing Your Skills Key for Job Search

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Tags: job search, career planning

Highlighting skills in resumes, cover letters and interviews is part of the foundation of an effective job search. Employers want to know what you can do.



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