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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.



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.



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